UICC's actions on cervical cancer

What does UICC do to support the Global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer?

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 worked for more than two years to support WHO’s efforts to conceive, draft and present the Global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem,  launched on 17th November 2020.

UICC is part of the WHO-led Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative and has joined cancer associations in Europe to assist countries in achieving the 2030 targets. UICC is also rallying its 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. 


UICC regularly raises awareness about cervical cancer on its website, during events and via its social media channels. It assists members around the world in reaching out to national and local audiences and provides regular information about the elimination strategy and its implementation.


SUCCESS project

Global action on financing cervical cancer elimination

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UICC is working together with Unitaid and Expertise France to intensify cervical cancer prevention in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala and the Philippines.

The objective of the SUCCESS project (Scale-up Cervical Cancer Elimination with Secondary prevention Strategy, a project funded by Unitaid and led by Expertise France) is to strengthen screening and secondary prevention. i.e. to prevent the development of cancer in women who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and who have precancerous lesions.

This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit explores some high-level challenges associated with financing the elimination of cervical cancer in lower resource settings.


How does UICC help to mobilise national support for the global strategy?

  • To assist members around the world in reaching out to media outlets in their countries, UICC prepares draft news releases and talking points. For communication on social media, there is a short video produced by the Moonshine Film Agency, which explains the situation, the challenges and what needs to be done. More videos, infographics and other resources are available in the cervical cancer content hub.
  • The UICC template letter can be used to reach out to governments for national action.

  • UICC encourages members to urge their governments to make a 2022 SMART commitment to mobilise early action towards the 2030 goals.


Virtual Dialogues cervical cancer elimination series


A series of virtual dialogues to inspire national action towards elimination of cervical cancer in all countries.

Harnessing the momentum of the launch of the global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, we now need to ensure that global commitments are translated to national action with improved and equitable access to HPV vaccination, HPV-DNA screening and management of pre-cancers and cancers. In this series UICC and Jhpiego will bring global health leaders, advocates and policymakers together to discuss the challenges and solutions to creating an enabling environment that will accelerate towards the 90:70:90 targets by 2030.

Last update: 
Thursday 19 August 2021