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Общи :: European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week /CCPW/, January 19-25 2014

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week /CCPW/, January 19-25 2014

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Sofia, January 24 2014 

The European Cervical Cancer Association is celebrating the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week for eight years already. This traditionally is happening in the third week of January. World good practice shows that through regular national screenings the risk of cervical cancer is reduced by 80%. With vaccinations against the Human Papiloma Virus /HPV/ the risk is reduced even more. Those are the goals of the 8th European CCPW – to inform the society as a whole and women in reproductive age in particular who are the potential victims of the disease. The main issues covered are connected with where and how women can be examined and informed about the HPV vaccines, why Pap smear is so important and many others.

Campaign coloursAnother perspective of the campaign is connected with refreshing the knowledge of medical professionals – Gynecologists, GPs, nurses and midwives on the aspects of screening and vaccination so that they can answer their patients queries. Last, but not least the Week is working n advocacy issues, informing government officials on the benefits of those activities with the aim of implementing nationwide screening and vaccination programmes.
 
Pearl of wisdomThe symbol of the campaign is the Pearl of Wisdom – an easily recognizable symbol of commitment to the campaign. During the European CCPW all over the continent more than 5000 activities in connection with HPV prevention will be held. Most of them will target the general public, but there will be seminars for the medical professionals, as well as advocacy campaigns aimed at political and government officials.

In Bulgaria BFPA is the main partner of the European Cervical Cancer Association. We are planning various events in the period 19 – 31 January, extending the week of the campaign to two weeks of active interventions against cervical cancer. We will disseminate the Pearls of Wisdom and other promotional and informational materials and will conduct informational and educational sessions for our clients and target groups in Sofia and for the teams of the family and consultative centers in Shumen, Veliki Preslav and Novi Pazar. All women visiting our clinic in the campaign period will receive one of our beautiful Pearls of Wisdom.

 

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Общи :: European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week /CCPW/, January 19-25 2014