World Health Day (WHO) will focus on the global health challenge of cervical cancer, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
On February 4, every year, he will testify to a new public that will stimulate eradication of the disease, described as "one of the leading causes of women's death in the world," the WHO states.
The number of new cases of cervical cancer is estimated at half a million new cases annually, and more than 300,000 women die each year of the disease, and nine out of every ten mortal cases of cervical cancer are women living in low and middle income environments, the WHO states.
The organization emphasizes the possibility of preventing and even curing the cervix, pointing out that many women in developing countries do not have access to key services that can prevent, detect and treat the disease.
In response, the WHO and its partners are working on a new campaign to accelerate the eradication of cervical cancer, and two new initiatives will be launched on the first World Cancer Day on the topic of "Cancer Treatment Guidelines" the other on "Collecting and using cervical cancer data". Prevention and Treatment). (The end)
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