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Cervical cancer awareness month – aims for elimination by 2120 Worldwide January is acknowledged as Cervical Cancer awareness month. The day aims to raise awareness around cervical cancer – which in most cases is preventable with the HPV vaccine. Health education and improved awareness around cervical cancer, and cancers of the female reproductive... search all news

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Cervical cancer screening utilization and predictors among eligible women in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Background: Despite a remarkable progress in the reduction of global rate of maternal mortality, cervical cancer has been identified as the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, particularly in sub-Saharan African countries. The uptake of cervical cancer screening service has been...

National action towards a world free of cervical cancer for all women. Since the World Health Organization Director General's call to action to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem in May 2018, more than 300,000 women have died each year from cervical cancer, a disease that is completely preventable. This call was prompted by the fact that, despite...

Low rates of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening: challenges and opportunities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This invited commentary discusses the article by Richards et al. describing differences in rates of on-time HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening in 2018 among enrollees in different insurance plans. The commentary focuses on the larger problem of low vaccination HPV rates and decreasing...

The short-term impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cervical cancer screening: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Objective: A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out to assess the pooled proportion of women screened for cervical cancer before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: After ruling out registered or ongoing systematic reviews in the PROSPERO database regarding the impact of the...


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