If caught early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Even better, with access to the HPV vaccine and regular cervical screening, it’s also highly avoidable. However, in most developing nations, cervical cancer still kills more women than any other kind of cancer.
At ACCF, we know things can be different.
We know that vaccinating a girl against HPV reduces her risk of dying from cervical cancer by up to 80% while screening a woman between 30 and 40 years of age, just once, reduces her risk of dying from cervical cancer by up to 40%.
That’s why we’ve made it our mission to ensure vaccinations, cervical screening and cancer treatment are available where women need it most. From Vanuatu to Vietnam, here’s where we’re working and what we’re doing to stop the spread of this deadly disease.