Strategic framework for the Comprehensive Control of Cancer Cervix in South-East Asia
With the objective of supporting Member States to develop or strengthen their national
cervical cancer control programmes – through the judicious use of primary prevention
(human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination) and secondary prevention (cervical cancer
screening) strategies, as well as strengthening treatment and palliative services – the
World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia has facilitated
the development of this Strategic framework for the comprehensive control of cervical
cancer in South-East Asia to reduce the burden of the disease in the Region.
The framework is based on a situational analysis of Member States in the South-East Asia Region regarding their preparedness and capacity to introduce new cervical cancer control measures. It has also taken into account emerging scientific evidence related to the new technologies and novel paradigms in cervical cancer screening, as well as the safety and efcacy of HPV vaccines.