March 5th, 2020

// International HPV Awareness Day, March 4, 2020

International HPV Awareness Day, March 4, 2020

MONTREAL, March 4, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marks the third International HPV Awareness Day, led by The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS). The theme of the campaign is 'viral before the internet.' To participate in their campaign and get valuable information visit;

The World Health Organization (WHO) has established goals to reach for 2030 for countries to be on the path towards cervical cancer elimination within the century. 
The link to the draft WHO global strategy can be found at:

WHO cervical cancer elimination strategy

Canada is uniquely positioned to be a major contributor to this important effort. A group of experts from across Canada developed a report with 105 recommendations for the implementation of actions both in Canada and internationally to reach the following WHO targets:

  • 90% of girls fully vaccinated with the HPV vaccine by 15 years of age; 
  • 70% of women screened with a high-performance HPV test, twice in a lifetime screening at the ages of 35 and 45; and 
  • 90% of women identified with cervical disease receive treatment and care: 
    • 90% of women screened positive treated for precancer lesions; 
    • 90% of invasive cancer cases managed.

We encourage healthcare professionals to be more active and vocal about the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination for people of all ages and about the value of cervical cancer screening. You can help accelerate cervical cancer elimination here in Canada and around the globe by discussing and recommending HPV vaccination and screening with your patients and colleagues. 

In honour of International HPV Awareness Day, please READ and SHARE this Canadian report:

Canada's Role in Eliminating Cervical Cancer 

Thank you for supporting International HPV Awareness Day!

About HPV Awareness:
A Canadian registered charity whose mission is to spread awareness and knowledge about the human papillomavirus (HPV), the vaccines available, screening, and HPV-related cancers that include cancers of the tonsils, vocal cords, tongue, throat, anus, cervix, vulva, vagina and penis and overall sexual health. We empower people worldwide to have healthier relationships by reaching across cultural, geographical and ideological barriers with clear, simple, evidence-based education to all ages, including health care professionals and public health agencies. Our main objective is to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer by providing solutions for access to HPV prevention and cervical cancer screening.

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SOURCE HPV Awareness


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