WHO Announces Plan To Eliminate Cervical Cancer Worldwide By 2050
U.N. News: WHO rolls out plan to rid world of cervical cancer, saving millions of lives
“The World Health Organization (WHO) set out a strategy on Tuesday for eliminating cervical cancer, which would avoid the death of an estimated five million women and girls from the disease, by 2050. … The strategy, backed by WHO Member States at the World Health Assembly last week, involves vaccinating 90 percent of girls by the age of 15, screening 70 percent of women by the age of 35 and again by the age of 45, and treating 90 percent of women identified with cervical disease…” (11/16).
Additional coverage of the plan is available from Reuters.
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