Since 2007, ACCF has been dedicated to creating awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention in Australia. This is done through the community awareness (Cervical Cancer Community Education Program) and school awareness programs (Cervical Cancer Awareness Program for Schools). ACCF also works to support women and their families in Australia who are affected by cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is the leading cancer killer of women in developing countries. ACCF is also committed to freely providing the cervical cancer vaccine and treatment to girls and women in developing countries who would not otherwise receive it. We work in countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Kiribati, The Solomon Islands and Vietnam to vaccinate girls against HPV (the virus that causes cervical cancer) and to screen and treat women for cervical cancer. By vaccinating a girl in a developing country, her risk of dying from cervical cancer is reduced by up to 80%. By screening a woman in a developing country for cervical cancer even just once, her risk of dying from cervical cancer is reduced by up to 40%.
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) works in Australia and in developing countries (through the use of its Overseas Relief Fund) to enhance and protect women’s health. ACCF programs help to eliminate cervical cancer through vaccination and screening and also the development of Awareness, Education and Support programs for cervical cancer and its prevention. The ultimate aim is to overcome disadvantage by ensuring that women remain alive and healthy and can contribute to the welfare of their families and their communities.