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some background info for you:
(public numbers available online, sources are a mix of MoH and other sites, mostly pre-covid, so numbers would be even worse now)
#cervicalcancer #hpv

nz hpv teen rates are around 54-67%
fully funded vax for 9-26 yo males and females
vaccine been around since 2006, but only made available to boys in 2017
roughly 1/3 teen girls are unvaccinated (ie, have risk of cervical cancer that is 95+% preventable)
roughly 1/2 teen boys are unvaccinated (ie, have risk of head and neck and anal and other HPV-linked cancers that are 70-90+% preventable with vaccination)
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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#WorldImmunizationWeek starts today. Play this quiz and test your knowledge about vaccines 👇

Q1: For which virus was the first vaccine successfully created?

Q2: When was the first vaccine successfully administered?

Q3: Vaccines currently protect against how many life-threatening diseases?

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During each visit, I always try to talk about the #HPV vaccine if they need it. One mom said, "we don't need that yet, her PCP said she had until age 26 to get it." 🤦‍♀️
Please start as early as possible (age 11-12). I'll tell you why 🧵
#tweetorial #MedTwitter #MedEd #obgyntwitter
#HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most common #STI in the US; 80% of sexually active people will get it. There are 100s of different strains; many asymptomatic, others cause genital warts, abnormal pap smears, and cancer (cervical, vaginal, anal, penile, vulvar, oropharyngeal).
The HPV vaccine (gardasil in the US) protects against the 9 highest risk strains, significantly reducing the risk of cervical dysplasia and the cancers mentioned above. More than 90% of #cervicalcancer is caused by HPV.
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@DrTedros "The volcanic eruption near #Tonga & tsunami require an urgent response. With telecommunications down, WHO is on the ground helping coordinate the response by channelling information between @UN agencies, humanitarian partners & the government"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @UN "Information on the degree of destruction is still being gathered but WHO will do all it can to support the people and government of #Tonga"-@DrTedros

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It's #CervicalCancer Awareness Month!

Cervical cancer could be the first cancer EVER in the world to be eliminated, if

9⃣0⃣% of girls are vaccinated
7⃣0⃣% of women are screened
9⃣0⃣% of women with cervical disease receive treatment

This #CervicalCancer awareness month,
✅Get informed
✅Get screened
✅Get vaccinated

Cervical cancer can be prevented & treated, if caught early.

Every year more than 300,000 women die from #CervicalCancer, with 9⃣ in 🔟 of these deaths in the poorest countries.

We can end this with better access to vaccination, screening and treatment. Image
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Live with @DrTedros on #CervicalCancer Elimination Day of Action 2021. #GlowTeal…
"Last month, I had the honour of meeting the @LacksFamily. For those who don’t know her story, Henrietta Lacks was a black woman who attended a hospital in Baltimore in 1951 complaining of vaginal bleeding – a common symptom of #cervicalcancer"-@DrTedros
@LacksFamily @DrTedros "Without her knowledge or consent, doctors took a biopsy of the tumour and sent it off for analysis"-@DrTedros #CervicalCancer
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Today WHO joins advocates around the 🌐 to commemorate a landmark Day of Action for #CervicalCancer Elimination & welcome groundbreaking new initiatives to end this devastating disease, which claims the lives of over 300,000 women each year.


As with #COVID19, access to lifesaving tools is constrained, with women & adolescent girls in the poorest countries deprived of clinical screening facilities, human papillomavirus vaccines & treatments which those in affluent places take for granted.

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The disparity between deaths from #CervicalCancer in high-income compared with low-income countries tells a stark story, similar to that we have seen during #COVID19, with 9⃣ in 🔟 deaths from cervical cancer happening in low & middle-income countries.

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Full #HPVvaccine media blitz last week claiming 90% success preventing #cervicalcancer.
But despite what @DonnellyStephen & @SimonHarrisTD would have you believe - the figures don't always speak for themselves.
#IrishTimes report refers to anonymous "UK study" - no who, where or how.
Note Twitter article headline at odds with that of actual linked article.
If vaccine is indeed 90% effective then why use this news to urge vaxxed women to get screening asap?
BBC ran a similar report that a few years ago claiming "cervical cancer halved in 10 years".
No stats or study to back it up. In fact the claim was invented out of thin air via the word "reportedly".
"new cases of cervical cancer has reportedly halved".
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Thank you, Henrietta Lacks!
Today @DrTedros honoured Henrietta Lacks posthumously with a WHO Director-General’s award, acknowledging her story - one of inequity - and recognizing her world-changing legacy to science and health…
Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer, 70 years ago, on 4 October 1951.
Taken without her consent, her cells have allowed incalculable scientific breakthroughs such as HPV & polio vaccines and #COVID19 research…
Henrietta Lacks' cells, also known as #HeLaCells, became the first “immortal” cell line, allowing numerous scientific breakthroughs.
Shockingly, the global scientific community once hid her race & true story from the world, a historic wrong that today’s recognition seeks to heal.
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LIVE: @DrTedros honours Henrietta Lacks' legacy across the world…
@DrTedros "The story of Henrietta Lacks and her @LacksFamily has been told in different ways by different people. Many sought to hide or alter things about her: her race; her name; her identity"-@DrTedros
"What happened to Henrietta was wrong, for at least three reasons.
1️⃣ she lived in a time when racial discrimination was legal in her society. Racial discrimination may no longer be legal most countries, but it is still widespread in many countries"-@DrTedros
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1/10 #TumorBoardTuesday

🔬A discussion focused on precision med in cervical cancer led by @GauravGangwan15
➡️Here's the Thursday Case🎀

👉 Don’t forget to pick up your 🆓 #CME credit- answer 2 quick❓here:

2/10 #TumorBoardTuesday
Take🏠msgs re: stage IV #CervicalCancer & 🎯med.
✅Cervical ca =4th leading cause of ca☠️ in♀️around the🌍
✅Screen &💉key; some spirited debate re: 💉roll out
✅AJCC revised- consider HPV, incorp addtl imaging in staging

3/10 #TumorBoardTuesday
Take🏠messages cont’d:
✅NGS can yield 🗝️tx, even when🎯🧬are rare in a dz
✅CRAF🎯 💊 paired with MEK 💊. Why?
✅RAF inhib➡️ ⬆️MEK activation

📚We captured as much of @GauravGangwan15’s discussion as we could:…
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Not my most flattering photo but an important one!

This is me September 3rd 2012 after spending over 5 hours in surgery and 4 hours in recovery after a radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. I was only 26 years old. 26…
Imagine yourself going through something like that at that age, imagine your child going through it? And it doesnt stop once the surgery is done - it only begins. I know first hand unfortunately. The Kim you see in that photo has absolutely no idea whats going to happen next..
Life saving blood transfusions, intense recovery, infections,setback after setback after setback.. and that was only the first few months. What has followed is honestly depressing to even write ..
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At the international @IAS_conference on HIV Science, WHO launched 🆕 guidelines on #HIV for prevention, treatment, monitoring & service delivery, including important updates & recommendations since 2016.

More in detail 👉 #IAS2021
WHO released its first guidelines on hepatitis C virus (#HCV) self-testing, highlighting key recommendations for countries to eliminate HCV as a public health problem by 2030.

More in detail 👉 #IAS2021
During the international @IAS_conference on HIV Science, WHO highlighted its 🆕 guideline on screening & treatment of #CervicalCancer to help countries make progress faster & more equitably.

More in detail 👉 #IAS2021
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🆕 recommendations for screening and treatment to prevent #CervicalCancer will help countries take the next step towards elimination. Cervical #cancer is the 4th most common cancer among women worldwide 🌎🌍🌏

#CervicalCancer is almost entirely preventable and treatable with the HPV vaccine, screening and treatment - but in 2020, more than half a million women 👩‍🦰👵🧕 contracted the disease, and over 340 000 women died as a result.
This must change.

The 🆕 recommendations have 🔑 updates for countries working to meet the life-saving targets set out in the WHO Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of #CervicalCancer by 2030:
🎯70% of women are regularly screened
🎯90% of women with the disease receive treatment
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Today is #InternationalWomensDay!

We call for a world where every woman and girl has access to affordable quality health services, and all women and girls are treated and respected as equals.

On #InternationalWomensDay, let’s speak-up for gender equality & women’s rights!
When women & girls are able to stay in school longer, plan or prevent pregnancies & access health care without discrimination, they can improve their economic opportunities & transform their futures.
#CervicalCancer could be the first cancer EVER to be eliminated, if by 2030:
90% of girls are vaccinated
70% of women are screened
90% of women with cervical disease receive treatment
Let's commit to stop cervical cancer everywhere! #InternationalWomensDay
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Our #WCD2021 event on #COVID19's impact on global cancer services starts in 10 mins!
Join @rafaelmgrossi, @IAEANA's M.Abdel-Wahab, @iaeapact's @LisaSglobal, @gjmdhoop, @XavierSticker, @AzzeddineFarha1 & 🇮🇩's S.Gondhowiardjo.
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“This event is an opportunity to be reminded of where we are — we don’t stop for a single minute, and when it comes to cancer we can’t stop,” says @rafaelmgrossi, emphasizing the IAEA has been extremely active in supporting its Member States during the pandemic. #WorldCancerDay
#Radiotherapy has been an optimal treatment option during the #COVID19 pandemic for cancer patients b/c it doesn't compete for in-demand hospital resources such as intensive care unit beds & is amenable to treatments w/ shorter regimens of radiation.” — @IAEANA's May Abdel-Wahab
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@SMILEWithmeNGO Hello @SMILEWithmeNGO I am glad to be here. Thank you for having me.

A very big welcome to everyone joining today’s conversation. Our guest today needs no introduction especially in the sphere of cancer control and advocacy. Welcome @runciecwc
@SMILEWithmeNGO @runciecwc Q1: So Runcie @runciecwc, we see all the amazing work you do as an advocate.
Can you share with us some of the work that you have been doing in cancer control in Nigeria?
@SMILEWithmeNGO @runciecwc That’s amazing. Your work speaks for you. Thanks for all you do.
Q2: What is this @WHO Global Strategy to accelerate the Elimination of CervicalCancer? Can you elaborate on it?
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It's #CervicalCancer Awareness Month!

Cervical cancer could be the first cancer EVER in the world to be eliminated, if

9⃣0⃣% of girls are vaccinated
7⃣0⃣% of women are screened
9⃣0⃣% of women with cervical disease receive treatment
This #CervicalCancer awareness month,
✅Get informed
✅Get screened
✅Get vaccinated

Cervical cancer can be prevented & treated, if caught early. 👉 Image
Every year more than 300,000 women die from #CervicalCancer, with 9⃣ in 🔟 of these deaths in the poorest countries.

We can end this with better access to vaccination, screening and treatment. Image
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"In our first briefing of 2021, I want to take a quick step back & tell you what’s going to be coming up in the next few weeks. The #COVID19 pandemic is still a major public health crisis. We’re in a race to save lives, livelihoods & end this pandemic"-@DrTedros
"However, WHO is not just fighting the #COVID19 pandemic, we’re fighting numerous disease outbreaks across the world, picking up and analysing hundreds of potential signals every week"-@DrTedros
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🆕 estimates of contribution of #HIV to global #CervicalCancer burden released today. Women living with HIV have a six-fold increased risk of cervical cancer when compared to women without HIV.

85% of women with #CervicalCancer & #HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. Preventing both HIV & cervical #cancer could end this stark global disparity.

For women living with HIV to live long & healthy lives:
✅Combine public health & 👩-centered care
✅Engage 👩in advocating for their care
✅Provide choice
✅Improve access to HPV vaccination & #CervicalCancer screening & treatment
✅Integrate services for #HIV & cervical #cancer
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🆕global strategy to accelerate the elimination of #CervicalCancer launched today.

It rests on 3 🔑 pillars:
✅Prevention through HPV vaccination
✅Screening & treatment of precancerous lesions
✅Treatment & palliative care for invasive cervical cancer

Vaccination of young adolescents against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is safe and prevents #CervicalCancer.

HPV is the cause of cervical #cancer and is the most common sexually transmitted infection.


#CervicalCancer can be prevented.
#CervicalCancer can be prevented.
#CervicalCancer can be prevented.
#CervicalCancer can be prevented.

In addition to vaccination, regular screening & treatment of precancerous lesions protects from #cancer.

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Launch of the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of #CervicalCancer with @DrTedros…
"It is a great honour to welcome you all to the launch of The Global Strategy for Accelerating the Elimination of #CervicalCancer as a Public Health Problem"-@DrTedros
"Listening to the moving testimonies of women who have survived #cervicalcancer is a sobering reminder of the devastating effects of this disease"-@DrTedros
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"We published the first global report on the burden of #sepsis, and a charter on health worker safety"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #WHA73

"We’ve drawn new & much-needed attention to #mentalhealth, with new guidelines on stress management & adolescent & mental health, & we hosted the Big Event for Mental Health, a global advocacy event seen by more than 600,000 people"-@DrTedros #WHA73

"On maternal & child health, we’ve published new standards for improving the quality of care for small & sick newborns & provided intensive support for 20 countries to address the indirect impact of #COVID19 on mothers & children"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll
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