Global Cervical Cancer


No woman has to die from cervical cancer. Today, the disease takes the lives of 265,000 women every year across the globe, and nearly 90 percent of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

With focused resources, we could eliminate death from cervical cancer worldwide.

We are working with the federal government to scale up the HPV vaccination rates and cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in developing countries, where they are needed most. 

Latest Updates

December 12, 2017

Virtually all cases of cervical cancer can be prevented or treated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and early detection screenings. Yet, an estimated 266,000 women worldwide still die from cervical cancer every year. Women living in developing countries are hit particularly hard, with about 87% of deaths from cervical

Cancer Candor Blog
November 3, 2017

We can end deaths from cervical cancer. It’s a simple, but perhaps unknown fact that cervical cancer can be prevented and treated successfully at a very low cost. Yet, an estimated 528,000 women develop cervical cancer globally each year, and nearly 266,000 women die from the disease. Where you live should not determine if you live. As part of our global campaign, we’ve created a visual concept featuring a young girl, Grace.

April 24, 2017

Advocates from Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will join 11 other public health organizations on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge lawmakers to help end cervical cancer deaths worldwide by integrating prevention and treatment into existing U.S. global health assistance programs.

Cancer Candor Blog
February 3, 2017

February 4 is World Cancer Day -- a day when the world unites to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities by raising awareness and pressing governments across the world to take action against the epidemic.

Global Cervical Cancer Resources

Ninety percent of all cervical cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in 38 of these countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Testimony Submitted to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, for Fiscal Year 2018 in support of a proposed statutory proviso that would encourage the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to take steps toward eliminating cervical cancer deaths worldwide.

This factsheet provides information on the impact of cervical cancer around the world.