Global Cervical Cancer

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No woman has to die from cervical cancer. Today, the disease takes the lives of 265,000 women every year across the globe, and nearly 90 percent of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

With focused resources, we could eliminate death from cervical cancer worldwide.

We are working with the federal government to scale up the HPV vaccination rates and cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in developing countries, where they are needed most. 

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Ask Congress to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Deaths Worldwide

Call on your members of Congress to support increased investment in U.S. global health programs that will help eliminate death from cervical cancer worldwide.

Latest Updates

July 31, 2020

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $5.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Half of the increase would be considered emergency funding and the other half would be divided among the various institutes, including a nearly $470 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

February 11, 2020
National

Washington, D.C. – February 11, 2020 – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers will head to Capitol Hill today to ask Congress to act to end deaths from cervical cancer globally. Through dedicating a portion of U.S. global health funding to improve access to preventive vaccinations, screenings

February 11, 2020

They were there to make a point. And they couldn’t have been more clear. Where you live should not determine if you live. On a gray, rainy day in Washington, D.C., 12 ACS CAN volunteers from across the county met with their members of Congress and laid out the path

January 23, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has officially proclaimed January “Cervical Cancer Awareness Month” in Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued at the request of Charlestown’s Kate Weissman, a cervical cancer survivor and advocacy volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “Over 4,000 women in the U.S. each

Global Cervical Cancer Resources

The ACS CAN report, ‘Saving Women’s Lives: Accelerating Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Globally’ examines the increased prevalence of cervical cancer in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and calls on Congress to dedicate a portion of U.S. global funding to implement proven strategies to end deaths from this disease worldwide.

Ninety percent of all cervical cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in 38 of these countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Testimony Submitted to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, for Fiscal Year 2018 in support of a proposed statutory proviso that would encourage the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to take steps toward eliminating cervical cancer deaths worldwide.