What do neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have to do with women’s health? A recent review entitled, “Effective Health Interventions for Adolescents That Could Be Integrated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programs”, has just been published looking at how combining multiple health interventions with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations increases the effectiveness of HPV delivery.

New York Times reports on price cuts for HPV vaccine

Thanks to Pap tests, fatal cervical cancers are almost unknown today in rich countries. But the disease kills an estimated 275,000 women a year in poor countries where Pap tests are impractical and the vaccine is far too expensive for the average woman to afford, so the price cut could lead to a significant advance in women’s health.
10.24.12
São Paulo, Brazil

Late last week, the GAVI Alliance board announced its plan to fund the introduction of vaccine

Sabin Executive Vice-President, Ciro de Quadros, M.D., M.P.H., recently co-authored two new papers that will appear this month in the Strüngmann Forum Report entitled, "Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health.” The 

04.14.11 to 04.15.11
Lima, Peru

Price is the Main Barrier to Wider Use of Papillomavirus Vaccine

At its debut 2 years ago, a vaccine that pre-vents cervical cancer was heralded as a public health breakthrough that could poten-tially save millions of women’s lives. Yet although the vaccine is now given routinely to young girls in the United States and Europe, it hasn’t been deployed in poorer countries, where it could make a bigger difference.

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