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Cervical cancer elimination in Africa: where are we now and where do we need to be?

Introduction: Towards elimination of cervical cancer in the African Region

Every two minutes a life is lost to cervical cancer.
In 2020, 342 000 women died from the disease and
almost a quarter of these deaths (22.5%) occurred
in Africa. It does not have to be this way. Cervical
cancer is one of the most highly preventable and,
if diagnosed early, one of the most treatable forms
of cancer. We have a real opportunity to save
millions of lives as we have the tools, the know-how
and a path to follow to eliminate cervical cancer on
the African continent and globally