Conquering Cervical Cancer in the Commonwealth: Addressing Myths and Misconceptions


Commonwealth Secretariat


Accurate and reliable health information is a cornerstone of effective public health. Conversely, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that misinformation, misconceptions and myths spread fast and have substantial negative impacts on population health, such as by reducing confidence in vaccines or promoting unproven cancer treatments. In light of this, the global movement to eliminate cervical cancer needs to recognise and integrate measures to dispel myths, misconceptions and misinformation surrounding cervical cancer.



6 June 2022