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United Nations | In a statement on World Cancer Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said that nine out of ten women who die from cervical cancer are from poor countries and that if no action is taken, deaths from the disease will rise by almost 50 percent by 2040.
The disease kills more than 300,000 women worldwide every year, with one woman diagnosed every minute, despite the fact that it is one of the most preventable and curable forms of the disease, UN health agency stated on Monday.
The WHO points out that new diagnoses can be reduced by ensuring that all 9-14-year-old girls globally are vaccinated against Human papillomavirus (HPV), a group of viruses that are extremely common worldwide, two types of which cause 70 percent of cervical cancers.
Women have limited access to preventative measures in developing countries,  and cervical cancer is often not identified until it has reached an advanced stage. while access to treatment of late-stage cervical cancer – such as surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy – is also very limited, resulting in higher death rates in these countries.
WHO says that innovative technologies and strategies, access to diagnosis and early-stage treatment of invasive cancers are needed to eliminate the disease.
With the aim of eliminating cervical cancer, many countries have already joined forces under the UN Joint Global Programme on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control, a five-year programme to provide global leadership and technical assistance to governments and their partners as they build national cervical cancer control 

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