time to act against HPV
Eliminate Cervical Cancer by 2030.
Tackle the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of the ONE cancer that can be eliminated.
What is HPV?
This was the goal set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and supported by The Commonwealth.
More can be done
However, these efforts cover only 30% of the global target population and reflects global disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality. Much more is needed to enhance access to cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccines in the drive to eliminate cervical cancer.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
What is HPV?
It is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide and affects both men and women.
HPV by the Numbers
If left unchecked, the incidence and number of deaths from cervical cancer in the Commonwealth is expected to rise by 55% and 62% respectively, by 2030. This would equate to one woman dying of cervical cancer every three minutes.
increase in global cancer incidence expected
increase in deaths from cervical cancer
Key focus of the Commonwealth Youth Taskforce on Cervical Cancer and HPV
Increase awareness of HPV and its related cancers
Advocate for early detection and prevention approaches to HPV and cervical cancer
Ensure young people and their innovative strategies are involved in the policy-making process
Endorse a gender-neutral stance to HPV vaccination and awareness
Alliance for Active Action Against HPV
A4HPV aims to reduce the annual occurrence of cervical cancer to less than 4 per 100,000 women across the Commonwealth. As a youth-led initiative, A4HPV continues to welcome health leaders and youths looking to make a difference in the global health movement.