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Petitioning The President of the United States

Would You Want to Lose Your Mom to a Disease That Could be Prevented With a Vaccine?


500,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year.  More than half of them will die because they are poor and their cancer will not be diagnosed until it is too late to treat. 

Most will live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women.  Almost all of them will be mothers, many with children still living at home, and if current trends continue, by the year 2050 there will be more than 1 million new cases of cervical cancer every year. 

But current trends do not need to continue. 

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer has been available in developed countries since 2006 but it will take a global effort to introduce this vaccine to the developing world. 

This petition calls on developing country governments to make cervical cancer awareness, prevention and treatment a priority, the pharmaceutical industry to supply effective vaccines at an affordable price, and donor governments and the private sector to finance the rollout of these vaccines.

The GAVI Alliance has said that if it can attract sufficient funding from donors, it aims to make the vaccine available to girls in the world’s poorest countries in the coming years.

Our daughters will not be dying from cervical cancer when they grow up because they will be vaccinated.  But what about the rest of the world's daughters?

Letter to
The President of the United States
Would you want to lose your Mom to a disease that could be prevented with a vaccine?

500,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year and more than half of them will die because they are poor and their cancer will not be diagnosed until it is too late to treat. 

Most will live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women. 

Almost all of them will be mothers, many with children still living at home, and if current trends continue, by the year 2050 there will be more than 1 million new cases of cervical cancer every year. 

But current trends do not need to continue. 

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer has been available in developed countries since 2006 and if this vaccine was available in poor countries, 180,000 women would not have to die every year. 

But it will take a global effort to introduce this vaccine to the developing world. 

As my representative, please support developing country governments making cervical cancer awareness, prevention and treatment a priority.

Please support the pharmaceutical industry in its efforts to supply effective cervical cancer vaccines at an affordable price.

And please support donor governments and the private sector in financing the rollout of cervical cancer vaccines.

The GAVI Alliance has said that if it can attract sufficient funding from donors, it aims to make the vaccine available to girls in the world’s poorest countries in the coming years.

Please help make this a reality.

Our daughters will not be dying from cervical cancer when they grow up because they will be vaccinated.

But what about the rest of the world's daughters?