Wednesday, 25 October 2017

275,000 Women Worldwide Die From Cervical Cancer Every Year

275,000 Women Worldwide Die
From Cervical Cancer Every Year
A report by the cervical cancer
free coalition CCFC entitled "crisis
card," stated that India, Brazil,
Bangladesh and Nigeria
accounted for 50 percent of the

total number of cervical cancer
deaths in the world. Australia,
with one of the highest HPV
vaccination rates, recorded the
least record of cervical cancer
death.
India had the highest number of
cervical cancer death. It was
estimated that at least 26
Nigerian women die daily from
this deadly illness and a further
14000 women are diagnosed
each year with this disease.
Though, cervical cancer is a
vaccine preventable disease,
study shows that the disease kills
an estimated 275000 women
every year and 500000 new
cases were reported worldwide.
This made cervical cancer the
second largest cancer killer of
women in the world, especially in
low and middle-income
countries.
Commenting on the report, the
executive director of the CCFC, Dr,
Jenniffer Smith said," cervical
cancer is a preventable cancer,
yet we are still seeing so many
deaths around the world. We are
working towards building
networks across the globe, to
help support our common goal
of a world free of cervical cancer.
Together, we can dramatically
reduce this disease through
vaccination, screening and
education.
Therefore, the crisis card
suggested early screening
methods, prompt treatment and
a renewed commitment to
saving the lives of our women
and preventing a preventable
death are vital interventions that
can save women's lives against
cervical cancer death.
However, there is hope for some
African countries as the Chief
Executive Officer of GAVI Alliance,
Seth Berkely made it known
sometimes ago that his
organization is fully committed to
reducing the death rate of
cervical cancer in some African
countries through reduced or
subsidized HPV vaccines rates.
Berkely promised a shift in
women's health because a new
low price for the HPV was
negotiated by GAVI for countries
eligible for support, opening the
door for millions of girls in the
world's poorest countries to be
protected against cervical cancer,
which is one of the leading
cancer killers in women.

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