Research Papers

Towards the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

World Health Organization (WHO) | December, 06 , 2016
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Cervical cancer is a preventable disease yet over a quarter of a million women die of cervical cancer each year, with 90% of deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Women living with HIV are at 4–5 times greater risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer has significant socioeconomic impact on the women affected as well as their families and communities. . In 2010, cervical cancer cost the global economy an estimated USD 2.7 billon. By 2030, this figure is projected to rise to USD 4.7 billion. Cervical cancer will continue to devastate the lives of many women, families and their societies if action is not taken.

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