Cervical cancer resources

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

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

Two Black women embracing
23 August 2022
News

Podcast "Let's Talk Cancer": Cervical cancer – achieving equity through innovation

In this episode of Let’s talk cancer, Dr Chemtai Mungo from the University of North Carolina explains the challenges and advances in cervical cancer care and improving access to life-saving services for all populations.

Black woman smiling, with child on her lap. Photo by Andrae Ricketts on Unsplash.
14 June 2022
News

Expanding care for women’s cancers in low-resource settings

Partnerships and integrated approaches leveraging existing infrastructure can help expand services for women's cancers and improve prevention and care.

Image from behind of women in Africa walking in a market, some carrying parcels on their heads
6 April 2022
News

Cervical cancer elimination in Africa: where are we now and where do we need to be?

A new UICC report provides insights into the current situation of the cervical cancer burden in Africa, as well as recommendations to improve access to care and meet the cervical cancer elimination targets set by WHO.

Vector image of three Black women
17 March 2022
News

Snuff on the rise among Zambian women, increasing risks for cervical cancer

Insunko is a powdered form of tobacco sold in Zambia that an increasing number of women believe enhances male sexual pleasure. Such a use heightens the risk of cervical cancer.

Women holding up large numbers 90, 70, 90
10 March 2022
Blog

Expanding HPV testing is essential for cervical cancer elimination goals

Tracey Shissler at Jhpiego reflects on the initial challenges and accomplishments of the SUCCESS project to improve screening of cervical cancer in lower-resourced settings.

Woman receiving a vaccine shot
3 March 2022
Blog

Improving access to HPV vaccine and screening in LMICs

Marking International HPV Awareness Day on 4 March, UICC Young Leader Chemtai Mungo calls attention to current efforts to prevent and treat diseases caused by HPV, in particular cervical cancer, including improving access to HPV vaccines and new technologies for early detection.

Last update: 
Monday 8 August 2022
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