Cervical cancer resources

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 in support of the WHO-led Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, launched on 17th November 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. To that end, this page serves as a comprehensive hub of resources on cervical cancer elimination, including educational tools, social media materials, advocacy resources, opinion from key experts, and external links to reports, strategies and publications. 

Cervical cancer infographics


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

Black woman with blue sweater looking out into the distance
30 January 2023

Understanding the access gap in cancer care

On the occasion of World Cancer Day on 4 February, Matt Sause, CEO of Roche Diagnostics, a UICC partner, writes about how to think differently about the barriers that exist between scientific discovery and patient impact.

African female and male health care researchers working in life science laboratory, preparing and analysing microscope slides in a research lab
21 September 2022

Investing in cervical cancer elimination to transform women's health globally

In this post, Michelle Garsha details efforts by Hologic, a UICC partner to improving women’s health and well-being through health partnerships and the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.

Two Black women embracing
23 August 2022

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

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

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

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.

Last update: 
Monday 14 November 2022