WHO sets out a strategy to eliminate Cervical cancer

The World Health Organisation has chalked out a strategy with an aim to eliminate cervical cancer. The Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer was launched on November 17. 

 “Eliminating any cancer would have once seemed an impossible dream, but we now have the cost-effective, evidence-based tools to make that dream a reality”, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.  

“This is a big milestone in global health, because for the first time the world has agreed to eliminate the only cancer we can prevent with a vaccine and the only cancer which is curable if detected early”, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Princess Nothemba Simelela told a news conference. “We have an opportunity, as the global health community, to end the suffering from this cancer. 

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