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 vaccine and cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in developing countries, where they are needed most. 

Latest Updates

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.

December 5, 2014

Following is a statement from John R. Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), about the Council on Foreign Relations report, “The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” which was issued today.

Cancer Candor Blog

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.