Cervical cancer could be eliminated: here's how

Cervical cancer is both treatable and preventable, and the WHO has called for countries to come together to to eliminate the disease in the next century.


However the disease still kills over 300,000 people each year, and levels of screening, treatment and vaccination need to be stepped up in order to achieve this goal.


These challenges are particularly stark in low- and middle-income countries, where a lack of funding, staffing and infrastructure are obstacles. Vaccine hesitancy, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is also a key problem.


In this Podcast Extra, two experts share their thoughts on how best to overcome these obstacles, and make elimination of cervical cancer a reality.


Comment: Cervical cancer kills 300,000 people a year — here’s how to speed up its elimination


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