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News Outlets Examine Cervical Cancer Screening In Developing Countries

News outlets report on cervical cancer screening in developing countries.

Inter Press Service: Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV
“…Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among Mozambican women aged 15-44, says [Amir Modan of the United Nations Population Fund in Maputo]. Health authorities are tackling the problem through information campaigns and by integrating routine screening in family planning services. They hope to reach all districts by 2017…” (Sayagues, 10/31).

NPR: Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear
“…The careHPV test is a quick, simple DNA test for the primary cause of cervical cancer — human papillomavirus (HPV) — [and] could overcome serious obstacles to screening for cervical cancer in developing countries…” (Akpan, 10/31).