Cancer Council Victoria has released a new ‘At Your Cervix’ campaign encouraging young Victorians to prioritise cervical screening as an act of self-care. With less than half of eligible Victorian women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 34 taking part in the National Cervical Screening Program, this campaign is an urgent call for young Victorians to prioritise their health by booking their Cervical Screening Test.
On 17 November, following the close of the 73rd World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization officially launched the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. The adoption of the strategy was co-led by Australia, who has a history of global leadership in cervical cancer prevention programs, technology and research.
Cervical cancer is on the brink of elimination. This powerful short film presents inspirational stories from cervical cancer survivors and health care professionals who are taking action towards worldwide cervical cancer elimination.
Australia has led the way by sponsoring a resolution at the most recent World Health Assembly calling for World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to adopt the WHO Global Strategy: Accelerating the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem.
Malaysia’s adoption of the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control: Accelerating the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem, represents a milestone in the fight against cancer.