The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global strategy to enhance the elimination of cervical cancer with vaccination, screening, and treatment outlined to eliminate the disease. The organization in a statement said the strategy when implemented could reduce over 40 percent of new cases of the killer disease as well as 5 million related deaths by 2050.
"Today’s development represents a historic milestone because it marks the first time that 194 countries commit to eliminating cancer – following adoption of a resolution at this year’s World Health Assembly," the statement said.
Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said, "Eliminating any cancer would have once seemed an impossible dream, but we now have the cost-effective, evidence-based tools to make that dream a reality.
"But we can only eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem if we match the power of the tools we have with unrelenting determination to scale up their use globally," the DG said.