Tag: Screening

Is HPV Vaccination Worth the Cost?

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Is HPV Vaccination Worth the Cost?

The development of vaccination was a significant step forward in the prevention of¬†infectious diseases. However, implementing vaccination in the developing world has proven to be a challenge, largely due to financial costs and administrative burdens. Thus the introduction of several new vaccines is now being accompanied by a critical assessment of the practical barriers to […]

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An Exercise in Economics: Cervical Cancer Prevention in the Developing World

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
An Exercise in Economics: Cervical Cancer Prevention in the Developing World

Mortality from cervical cancer highlights the striking global disparities in access to healthcare. The second most common cancer among women worldwide, cervical cancer causes 274,000 deaths each year with more than 80% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. Recently, a safe and effective vaccine has been developed for the cancer-causing serotypes of the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) – the cause of 70% of cervical cancer.

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