Cervical cancer content hub

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This page regroups important resources on cervical cancer elimination such as infographics, videos, documents and links.

UICC works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), other UN agencies and partners towards the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem. UICC fully supports the WHO Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer, which was approved in 2020. UICC is rallying members and partners in calling for urgent national commitments to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and the elimination of cervical cancer. 


Cervical cancer infographics

Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2020, cervix uteri, females, all ages

Cervical cancer rates per country. Data source: GLOBOCAN 2020 Graph production: IARC (http://gco.iarc.fr/today) World Health Organization. 

Virologist Harald zur Hausen discovered how cervical cancer is triggered by virus infections. His work led to the creation of the HPV vaccine which cuts the risk of developing cervical cancer.

Virologist Harald zur Hausen discovered how cervical cancer is triggered by virus infections. His work led to the creation of the HPV vaccine which lowers the risk of developing cervical cancer. Source: @NobelPrize Twitter Account 

Cervical cancer news & blogs

Screening has started as part of the SUCCESS project in the Ivory Coast
7 July 2021

New recommendations for screening and treatment of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is still one of the most common cancers worldwide. Many women – especially in low-income countries – die from cervical cancer, which is both preventable and treatable. 

Medical practitioner looks into microscope, to suggest the power of and need for innovation to reduce the burden of cancer
5 May 2021

Innovations in cancer care bring health closer to patients in LMICs

Innovations and resource-appropriate interventions can help close the equity gap in cancer care between high- and lower-income regions. Interview with Dr Omolola Salako of the Sebeccly Cancer Centre in Nigeria.

Stephen Connor, Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) (left) and Cary Adams, CEO of UICC (right)
16 April 2021

In Conversation: The role of palliative care in cancer care

Dr Cary Adams of UICC speaks with Dr Stephen Connor of WHPCA on the importance of palliative care for people living with cancer. This is the first in a new series of UICC Conversations where high-level experts provide insight into key aspects of cancer care and related issues.

Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWHLA) and Women Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA, featured here) share the same goal of a more holistic approach to providing women with Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Malawi
13 April 2021

Building demand for cervical cancer elimination services in Malawi

Two civil society organisations in Malawi identify common ground and join forces to empower women in their communities.

Only USD 10.5bn are required to achieve 2030 cervical cancer elimination targets, services that, when sustained. would avert 62 million deaths by 2120. Photo by Matthew Henry / Burst.com
22 March 2021

Ending the inequity in preventing and treating cervical cancer

UICC and its members have begun working with WHO, government agencies and civil society partners to meet the challenge of implementing the Global Strategy to eliminate cervical cancer in their own countries.

4 March 2021

Reducing inequities and improving outcomes in women's cancers

This International Women’s Day on 8th March, WHO builds on the momentum generated by the cervical cancer elimination strategy with a new initiative on breast cancer, an action supported by UICC’s own investment in women cancers.

Last update: 
Friday 24 September 2021