85% Of Cervical Cancer Deaths Occur In Low- To Middle-Income Countries, WHO’s Cancer Agency Says
U.N. News Centre: Low- and middle-income countries bear disproportionate burden of cervical cancer — U.N. agency
“Noting that cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations health agency underlined the importance of vaccinating girls against the cancer-causing virus and screening programs to detect and treat precancerous lesions. The agency also stressed the need to overcome cultural norms and dispel gender biases that are challenging the effectiveness of vaccination initiatives…” (2/1).
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