Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019

28 January 2019

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is organized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Swiss Cooperation Office (SDC) and "Life without Cancer" NGO.

Throughout the Cancer Prevention Month, central and local public authorities, jointly with health care institutions, educational institutions and development partners, are conducting a series of communication, information and awareness-raising campaigns on the importance of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer.

Medical information about HPV vaccination and cervical screening will be available at primary healthcare providers, police, bus stations and airport. Public cinemas will screen videos about cervical cancer prevention.

Companies and factories where the majority of workers are women will hold cervical cancer informative seminars on preventive measures. Meanwhile, health workers will hold informative sessions for women and young people in rural areas within the community libraries, Youth Friendly Centers and Maternal Centers.

A flash-mob organized by a group of students at the train station in Chisinau to spread the word about cervical cancer prevention.