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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in South-East Asia

Every woman has a universal right to good health.

With the knowledge to make informed decisions, and policies that support her health, she has the freedom to be who she wants to be. 

For too long, science has placed men in the forefront as the “default human”, leaving women overlooked and left behind.  As a result, today, women are faced with inequities and different levels of fairness in treatment, care, and access to healthcare.

According to the WHO, health equity is determined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, play and age, and is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being. 

Read the infographic below to understand the challenges and perceptions of healthcare women have in our region.

Women are faced with inequities and fairness in treatment, care and access to healthcare. 

Isn’t it time to change these facts? 

Change the facts. 

Change your future.

Meet the change makers and trailblazers who are changing the facts about women’s health.

Today, cervical cancer is the fourth most prevalent form of cancer among women in almost all countries worldwide1

Let’s change the facts so that we can eliminate cervical cancer.

For our loved ones. For future generations.

India, the most populous nation globally, has one-fifth of the world’s cervical cancer cases among whom the majority are only diagnosed in stages III and IV2. Meet Dr Kiran Coelho, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lilavati Hospital in India. Dr Kiran is a leading Obstetrician and Gynecologist who believes in having a healthcare system with equity and resources for women.

From Thailand, where only 53% of Thai women get regular checkups3, meet Ms. Chutiyaphat Santhong - a survivor of Stage III Cervical Cancer who wants to empower other women to learn more about cervical cancer and start prioritising their own health.

From Hong Kong, Meet Mrs Patricia Chu, BBS, Chairman, The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, Hong Kong who is a powerful advocate for building awareness and influencing policies that support women’s health.

Roche is committed to changing the facts in women’s health – for better health outcomes for women everywhere. Find out more about our efforts here

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  1. World Health Organisation (2023). Retrieved from:
  2. NCBI Thailand (2020), Retrieved from:
  3. The Lancet (2023). Retrieved from:

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