Sexual and reproductive health

Comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control - a healthier future for girls and women

WHO guidance note


Cover of publication: Comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control

Publication details

Number of pages: 12
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150514 7


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This WHO Guidance Note advocates for a comprehensive approach to cervical cancer prevention and control and is aimed at senior policy makers and programme managers. It describes the need to deliver effective interventions across the female life course from childhood through to adulthood. These include community education, social mobilization, HPV vaccination, screening, treatment and palliative care. It outlines the complementary strategies for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control, and highlights collaboration across national health programmes (particularly immunization, reproductive health, cancer control and adolescent health), organizations and partners.