Posts with tag: Cervical cancer

Indonesia takes an impressive step toward cervical cancer control

The health minister has announced that a pilot human papillomavirus vaccination program for early adolescent girls will be available nationally from 2023 onwards.

Collaborating for cervical cancer prevention

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Cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among Indonesian women but low cost cervical cancer screening is only available in eight of Indonesia’s 34 provinces. Dr Linda Rae Bennett reports on a new collaboration that hopes to lay the groundwork for developing a free vaccination program for human papillomavirus, an established cause of cervical cancer.

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