Cervical cancer is a global health crisis, affecting more than half a million women each year and claiming the lives of a quarter of a million.
Shockingly, every two minutes, a woman loses her life to this devastating disease worldwide. If no action is taken, the number of cervical cancer deaths is projected to rise by 50% by 2030.
In 2018, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, emphasized the urgent need for action. He made a resolute commitment to supporting the worldwide eradication of cervical cancer, echoing his previous campaign promises in 2016 and reaffirming them upon his election as Director-General in 2017. Dr. Tedros stressed that the tools for success are within our reach, and we have the power to transform our commitment into tangible achievements. However, the success of this mission relies on the collective efforts of each and every one of us.
Now, more than ever, we are called upon to join this crucial mission and consign cervical cancer to the annals of history. Together, we can make a significant impact and ensure a future where cervical cancer is no longer a threat to women’s lives.
Join us in the fight against cervical cancer today and be a part of creating a world free from this devastating disease.
Source: World Health Organization, 19th May 2018
On 17 November 2021, along with 194 other countries, Malaysia celebrated the WHO cervical cancer elimination Day of Action.
ROSE Foundation is proud to be at the forefront of the Malaysian movement, together with all our partners, collaborators, volunteers, advocates & supporters, ROSE trustees & team members, towards a cervical cancer free Malaysia.