WHO Calls For Increased Efforts To Prevent Cervical Cancer

VOA News: WHO: Cervical Cancer Preventable, Can Be Eliminated
“Ahead of World Cancer Day (February 4), the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for accelerated action to eliminate cervical cancer, a preventable disease that kills more than 300,000 women every year. Cervical cancer ranks among leading causes of death for women worldwide. Nine in 10 deaths occur in poor and middle-income countries. The disease is caused by the human papillomavirus and is transmitted through sexual contact…” (Schlein, 1/31).