January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

It is a perfect opportunity for WHO and partners to raise awareness about cervical cancer and HPV vaccination.

On this Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the messages are clear:

* Get informed. Find out the facts about cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes it. Help educate other women in your life too.

* Get screened. Cervical cancer screening typically starts at age 30 and is repeated periodically.

* Get vaccinated. The HPV vaccine is given in 2 doses that should begin when a girl is between 9 and 14 years old.