Efforts Needed To Address Disparities In Cervical Cancer
The Lancet: Cervical cancer: unequal progress
“Cervical cancer — a disease affecting more than half a million women every year — is now largely preventable. And yet despite an effective vaccine being available for more than 13 years, it still caused 270,000 deaths globally in 2015, 90 percent of which were in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). By setting out epidemiological patterns, outlining the most effective strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and discussing ongoing research questions, a seminar in today’s Lancet … explains why women are still contracting and dying from the disease. … The seminar on cervical cancer tells a story both of successes and failures. Efforts must be focused on urgently reducing this unacceptable disparity by providing the infrastructure necessary for global vaccination” (1/12).
The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.