30 April 2024

5 fast facts about HPV and cervical cancer

Every two minutes, a woman dies from cervical cancer. Around the world, new cases of cervical cancer are rising at an alarming rate.   Yet routine vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer, can prevent the vast majority of cases. When combined with cervical cancer screening and treatment, HPV vaccines…, 1. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. , In 2022, around 350,000 women died from cervical cancer and around 660,000 new cases arose. These preventable deaths and infections have tragic and long-felt impacts on children, families and communities. Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and South-East Asia have the highest rates of cervical cancer deaths.    , 2. Almost all cervical cancer cases are linked to HPV. , More than 95 per cent of cervical cancer cases are caused by the human papillomavirus.   HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. There are over 200 types of HPV and most have no symptoms. However, high-risk types of HPV can lead to chronic infections and pre-cancerous growths, which is why prevention and screening are…, 3. HPV vaccines can protect against up to 90 per cent of cervical cancer cases., Being vaccinated is the most effective way to avoid HPV infection and can protect against the HPV strains that cause up to 90 per cent of cervical cancer cases.    Many countries have introduced the HPV vaccine into their routine immunization programmes, primarily targeting girls 9 to 14 years of age. But more is needed.   As of 2022,  fewer than…, 4. Cervical cancer screening and treatment are effective and necessary., Routine screening tests are an effective way to detect and diagnose cervical cancer. If diagnosed early, cervical cancer can often be cured by surgery alone.   Cost-effective and evidence-based tools for screening and treatment are available, but too many women and girls simply don’t have access to these interventions through their local health…, 5. Women and girls in the world’s poorest countries are most at risk., Cervical cancer has an overwhelmingly disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of women and girls in low- and middle-income countries, reflecting deep global inequities. Of the estimated cervical cancer deaths in 2022, over 90 per cent took place in low- and middle-income countries. Increasing access to affordable vaccination,…, How UNICEF is helping, UNICEF, in collaboration with donors and partners, is working to increase access to the prevention, screening and treatment necessary to realize the elimination of cervical cancer by: Providing countries with HPV vaccines and diagnostic tests that are affordable, timely and reliable.   Strengthening health systems to ensure they can effectively…
02 March 2023

The new Bebbo parenting app

Our new free Bebbo application for parents is the only tool parents need to give their children ‘A good start for a lifetime’. Supporting them and guiding them all the way through their child’s development years, from 0 to 6 years old. The Bebbo app helps you with answers to all your questions about parenting, all from the palm of your hand.  , Download the free Bebbo app now!, Google play App store, Parenting is hard, all parents can use some support,   Each and every child needs nurturing, nutrition, loving care, good health, and a stimulating & safe environment that offers plenty of support for early learning. All parents need support and have millions of questions on how to assist their children to grow healthy and smart. This is where Bebbo comes into play! The free app developed by…, How does Bebbo help you with your child’s development?,   The Bebbo App has a huge range of helpful features empowering parents to make the right decisions when it comes to the care and development of their child. Encouraging parents to engage daily with suggested articles and games that will help their little ones hit those key development milestones while growing healthy and happy., Features include:  , Suggested Daily Reads Every day the app will suggest a daily game and an article from a rich library of parenting advice written by experts, covering a large range of topics available in the app, such as baby weaning and early learning. All advice can be quickly saved as favorites and shared with other parents or friends. Parenting tips for…, Discover parenting app created by experts for parents of young children.,  , Download FREE App now!, Google play Google play Bebbo was developed with support from: The Austrian Development Agency and the European Union. Austrian Development Cooperation EU