Survivors call for collaboration against cervical cancer

The Cancer Survivors Quest has reechoed the need for more concerted efforts among government and stakeholders in a bid to end cervical cancer.

Cancer Survivors Quest Director, Chikhulupiliro Ng’ombe, made the call amid the global cervical cancer awareness month which comes in January annually.

Ng’ombe told YFM Online said ending cervical cancer requires a lot of resources which also demands that key players work in collaboration to easily complement each other’s efforts on ending cancer of the cervix.

“On a national scale, there is more that needs to be done and this requires a holistic approach,” he said.

He added: “To beat cervical we need to work together and not it segments. Government, stakeholders, corporates and individuals should put their efforts together so that we can determine where we are and where we are heading in terms of ending cervical cancer.”

According to statistics from Epicenter international organization, Malawi has the highest cervical cancer mortality rate in the world with 51.5 deaths per every 100,000 per year which is twice the rate in Eastern Africa and seven times the global rate.

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