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WHO Releases New Guidance On Cervical Cancer Prevention, Control

Agence France-Presse: WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper
“The World Health Organization introduced new cervical cancer guidelines Wednesday, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases…” (12/3).

VOA News: WHO Stresses Value of Vaccine in Preventing Cervical Cancer
“…The World Health Organization said girls in more than 55 countries are protected by routine administration of HPV vaccine, and a growing number of countries are providing vaccine with support from the GAVI Alliance, a public-private global health partnership. More methods are now available to screen women to identify pre-cancerous lesions. According to new guidelines, a woman whose screening proves negative needs only to be rescreened within 10 years, which represents a major cost savings for health systems…” (Schlein, 12/2).

WHO: New WHO guide to prevent and control cervical cancer
“New guidance from WHO aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world’s deadliest — but most easily preventable — forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270 000 deaths annually, 85 percent of which occur in developing countries…” (12/3).

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