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|About||The Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer (GC3) assists low- and middle-income countries and regions in the country-driven implementation of comprehensive, sustainable, and effective cervical cancer prevention and control.|
|Mission||The Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer (GC3) assists low- and middle-income countries and regions in the country-driven implementation of comprehensive, sustainable, and effective cervical cancer prevention and control.|
Approximately every two minutes a woman dies from cervical cancer.1 Even though it can be effectively identified and treated, cervical cancer remains the world’s third most common cause of female cancer-related mortality. Unlike other major cancers, cervical cancer primarily occurs in middle-aged women, just at the age when they are highly productive members of society, working and raising families, which compounds the devastating social impact of this disease on families and communities.
Cervical cancer is a cancer of the poor. It primarily affects populations that lack access to basic healthcare services. According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2008 more than 85% of the 530,000 cervical cancer cases worldwide occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).2 In LMICs, cervical cancer is often the leading cause of female cancer-related and all cause-related mortality. With appropriate prevention and control programs in place, virtually all deaths from cervical cancer can be prevented.
The Global Coalition against Cervical Cancer (GC3) is a means to this end. GC3 is a consultative coalition of stakeholders determined to solve cervical cancer. Our team of dedicated professionals provides the expertise needed to assist LMICs in developing the necessary infrastructure, training, and technical ability to provide country-driven solutions to avert cervical cancer’s devastation.
|Founded||Philip Castle, PhD, MPH|