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.

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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
Achieving the 9⃣0⃣-7⃣0⃣-9⃣0⃣ targets by 2030 will reduce #CervicalCancer incidence and deaths, setting the world on a path to save millions of 👩🧕👩🏾‍🦱👩🏻 women's lives.

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Human Papillomavirus (#HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the cause of almost all #CervicalCancer.

HPV vaccine is safe and prevents cervical cancer. WHO recommends 2⃣ doses for all girls aged 9-14 years. #VaccinesWork! Image
It’s #CervicalCancer awareness month!

#HPV vaccine is highly effective. It can prevent 9⃣ in 🔟 cases of HPV – the #1 cause of cervical cancer.

Yes, #VaccinesWork! Image
In 2020, just 13% girls aged 9-14 years were vaccinated against HPV - the virus that causes almost all #CervicalCancer.
 
Almost 80 countries – home to around 2/3 of the global cervical cancer burden - are yet to introduce this lifesaving vaccine. Image
Through the #CervicalCancer elimination initiative, WHO is aiming for 90% girls globally 🌎🌍🌏 to be vaccinated against #HPV by 2030.

Together, we can end cervical cancer once & for all!

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Here are 5⃣ facts to pass on:

🔹HPV = human papillomavirus
🔹HPV is the MOST common STI
🔹HPV causes almost all #CervicalCancer
🔹These types of HPV can be prevented with a vaccine
🔹2 doses protect girls against cervical cancer later in life

#VaccinesWork

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