WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?

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Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix – the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina. More than 5200 women in Kenya are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 3500 of women will die.



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STOP Cervical Cancer Initiative

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Beginning June 2018, a team of committed individuals representing various stakeholder organizations in cancer control met at a stakeholder’s roundtable event. This event was hosted by Women 4 Cancer Early Detection and Treatment, in collaboration with the National Cancer Control Programme at the Ministry of Health, National Cancer Institute – Kenya, and Kenyan Network of Cancer Organisations. It was supported financially by American Cancer Society. The team agreed to form a Technical Working Group for Cervical Cancer Eradication, a culmination of which is the formation of the Stop Cervical Cancer Initiative.



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The National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (NCCAW)
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21st - 27th January 2019

Through the STOP Cervical Cancer Initiative, the partners are joining forces in responding to the global call and actively contributing to the eradication of cervical cancer within Kenya, through coordination of The National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (NCCAW) will be held annually in Kenya, with the first one planned for 21st to 27th January 2019.

The main focus of the NCCAW is to increase public awareness on primary and secondary prevention of cervical cancer, and catalyze action for all stakeholders to create an enabling environment for cervical cancer prevention in Kenya.

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YOU CAN PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER

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To reduce your risk of cervical cancer: