Cervical cancer could be eliminated: here’s how

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Cervical cancer is both treatable and preventable, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for countries to come together to eliminate the disease in the next century.

However the disease still kills more than 300,000 people each year, and levels of screening, treatment and vaccination need to be stepped up in order to achieve the WHO’s goal.

These challenges are particularly stark in low- and middle-income countries, where a lack of funding, staffing and infrastructure are obstacles. Vaccine hesitancy, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is also a key problem.

In this Podcast Extra, two experts share their thoughts on how best to overcome these obstacles, and make elimination of cervical cancer a reality.

Comment: Cervical cancer kills 300,000 people a year — here’s how to speed up its elimination

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