Strategy to prevent cervical cancer
Other Titlesreport of a bi-reginal consultation, Pattaya, Thailand, 11-13 April 2007
AbstractThe consultation on the Strategy to Prevent Cervical Cancer was jointly conducted by the World Health Organization's Regional Offices for South-East Asia and the Western Pacific in collaboration with WHO headquarters, UNFPA and AusAID. Representatives from 17 Member countries of the two regions and several partner organizations discussed the current status of cervical cancer prevention efforts in countries; ways to bolster these efforts; whether the HPV vaccine can be introduced; and the ways in which the partners can provide support to achieve country goals. The main objective of this consultation was to assist Member countries in informed decision-making on the prevention of cervical cancer. Experts presented the epidemiology of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) approaches to screening and treatment, and outlines how cervical cancer prevention programmes are operating at the country level. Participants shared experiences and lessons learned in implementing cervical cancer prevention programmes with representatives from other countries and developed action steps. At the conclusion of the meeting, country teams observed that they were better prepared to identify priorities and work on implementing some of the proposed actions leading towards a comprehensive national approach to preventing cervical cancer.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Strategy to prevent cervical cancer. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206406