Commonwealth doctors raise alarm over rising incidences of cervical cancer

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Commonwealth doctors raise alarm over rising incidences of cervical cancer

By Chioma Obinna

As the world weekend marked 2021 World Cancer Day, President of the CommonWealth Meďical Association, CMA, has raised the alarm over increasing incidences of Cervical cancer among women in the region even as he urged leaders in the region to integrate cancer prevention within the framework of their Universal Health Coverage, UHC.

In his address to mark the 2021 World Cancer Day, the President of the Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele stated that Cancer remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, with about 12 persons dying every minute in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC).

He further stated that 85% of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in the LMIC Countries and that in the Commonwealth of Nations, nearly half a million women were living with cervical cancer with one woman dying from cervical cancer every 5mins.

While recognizing social injustice as a primary driver of Cervical cancer, the CMA President called…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper