Awareness of HPV and cervical cancer in Pakistan is crucial: Experts

By | September 24, 2022

KARACHI: Increasing awareness among people of all ages regarding Human HPV (HPV) as well as cervical cancer is essential to lower the chance of dying from cervical cancer and cervical cancer in Pakistan.
The screening of papillomavirus can be the second-line prevention of cervical cancer. While the nation does not have data on the number of cancer patients In 2022, around 28,000 women died from cancer of the cervical cancer.”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Iftner, Director of University Clinic, Tuebingen (UKT), Germany, expressed these views during an address during discussions on science during the 3 days IPVS Satellite Symposium on “Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer,” being held at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.

Researchers from 14 nations are taking part in the international symposiumthat is being held by Dr. Panjwani Center for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine (PCMD). Participants’ names include Germany, Belgium, USA, UK, Iran, Sweden, Indonesia, China, Cameron, Greece, Jordan, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Sudan.

The German expert stressed the significance of launching massive awareness programmes for the educational needs of Pakistani citizens and stated that people who were not educated were able to link the disease to unrelated causes , and myths about luck and black magic. These awareness programs should educate the public on the risk factors, ways to prevent early detection and treatment for cervical cancer. He added that the world is home to millions of people who are chronically infected with a variety of viruses. He added that oncogenic viruses are among the primary causes of human cancer.

In her presentation in her lecture, an Indonesian academic, Dr.. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, spoke about the covid-19’s prevalence. She stated, “WHO dashboard of Covid19 on September 16, 2022, reported 608,328.548 confirmed cases across the globe, which included the deaths of 6,501,469.”

The German researcher Prof. Dr. Christian Betzel, lamented that humanity is facing an increasing health risk posed by a range of multidrug resistant parasites and bacteria, and simultaneously, by known and, in recent times new viruses, like coronavirus. Coronavirus is extremely destructive and is causing, over the past two years, a staggering increase in the number of infections , and sometimes some deaths, the doctor said.

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