Mission and Objectives
Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer impacting women. Over 300,000 women are expected to die from this disease every year. But when substantial progress has been made to help prevent cervical cancer through vaccination and screening, why is that still the case?
Unfortunately health disparity has a significant effect on cervical cancer incidence rates. We know that women in developing countries are considered the most vulnerable when it comes to developing gynaecological cancers due to a lack of access to testing and preventative resources. Back home in the UK, statistics have shown than cervical cancer is impacting more than 3,000 women per year and is most common amongst women living in deprived areas.
Our vision is to preserve and protect the health of deprived and disadvantaged women in the UK and in developing countries by eliminating cervical cancer.
In particular we want to engage with certain vulnerable groups of individuals who are at a greater risk of cervical cancer (e.g. individuals with a lower socio-economic standing; ethnic minority groups; individuals with mental and physical disabilities and the LGBT community)
To facilitate programmes and provide practical resources in support of women’s health and wellbeing and reduce cervical cancer instances amongst low-income or vulnerable women.
We seek to do this by advocating for government and philanthropic support and encouraging community engagement to help spread awareness and invest in long term programmes and services. Existing and future programmes will be developed further to ensure that all women have equal access to testing and support for cervical cancer.
UK Cervical Cancer, our Trustees and our programme partners have a policy of zero tolerance to fraud and corruption and to family and sexual violence, particularly against women.