Geneva, 31 January (KUNA) – World Health Day (WHO) will focus on the global health challenge of cervical cancer, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
The day, every February 4, will witness a new crowd that calls for the eradication of the disease, which is referred to as "one of the main causes of women's death worldwide," the WHO said in a statement.
The number of new cases of cervical cancer is estimated at half a million new cases per year and more than 300,000 women die each year, and nine out of every 10 cervical cancer deaths are women living in low to medium-income environments, the WHO said.
The organization highlights the possibility of preventing and even treating cervical cancer and notes that many women in developing countries have no access to key services that can provide prevention, detection and treatment of this disease.
In response, the WHO and its partners are working on a new campaign to speed up cervical cancer eradication, and two new initiatives will be launched on the World Cancer Day on "Guidelines for the treatment of pain in people with cancer" and the second on " Collecting and Using Cervical Cancer Data Prevention and Treatment.) (End)
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