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30 January 2019
Agenda item 6.5
Accelerating the elimination of cervical cancer
as a global public health problem
The Executive Board, having considered the report on accelerating cervical cancer elimination,1
to note that urgent action is needed to scale up implementation of proven cost-effective
measures towards achieving the elimination of cervical cancer as a global public health problem,
including vaccination against human papillomavirus, screening and treatment of pre-cancer, early
detection and prompt treatment of early invasive cancers and palliative care, which will require
political commitment and greater international cooperation and support for equitable access,
including strategies for resource mobilization;
to request the Director-General to develop, in consultation with Member States and other
relevant stakeholders, a draft global strategy to accelerate cervical cancer elimination, with clear
goals and targets for the period 20202030, for consideration by the Seventy-third World Health
Assembly, through the Executive Board at its 146th session.
Thirteenth meeting, 30 January 2019
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1 Document EB144/28.