Toward Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control (Region of the Americas)

12 - 13 May 2008
Public Health officials from throughout the Americas gathered with immunization and disease experts May 12-13, 2008 in Mexico City to discuss new approaches to fighting cervical cancer in the region. “Toward Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in the Region of the Americas” was hosted by the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pneumococcus Must be Included in the Conjugate Vaccination Scheme

Prof. Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, co-chairman of the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), stated that there are seven children dying from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute, pointing out that the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination was effective and safe in preventing such diseases.

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‘Vaccination recompenses every single penny spent’

ISTANBUL – Having attended the 3rd Regional Pneumococcal Symposium held in Istanbul, Dr. Orin Levine, Co- Chairman of Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE) emphasized that pneumococcal disease is one of the most important health problems of our century, causing 1.6 million people to die every year, although it is infectious. Dr. Levine talked to Medical Tribune about his opinions on this issue.

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Asking for increased awareness of pneumococcal infections, experts warn: ‘Pneumococcal vaccine should be covered by social health insurance’

ISTANBUL — Having convened in the 3rd Regional Pneumococcal Symposium held in Istanbul, experts lamented the low pneumococcal awareness level and called for the pneumococcal vaccine to be covered by social health insurance. Speaking at the press conference, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan, Chairman of Turkish Association of Infectious Diseases, said that “Treatment of disease is not enough alone.

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