Tag: Cancer

This week in vaccines: 6th November 2016

This week a Lancet study drew attention to the death sentence faced by many women developing female cancers in developing countries, and how HPV vaccines could save hundreds of thousands more lives by preventing the major causes of cervical...

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This week in vaccines: 4th September 2016

This week in vaccines 4th September 2016 This week marked 10 years since the release of the first vaccine against HPV, which helps prevent a major cause of cervical cancer around the...

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4 ways vaccines can stop cancer

After World Cancer Day last week, we are sadly all too aware of the deadly impact of cancer. It accounted for 8 million deaths worldwide in 2012, and is taking an increasingly heavy toll on developing...

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This week in vaccines 7th February 2016 This week World Cancer Day was the centre of attention, with vaccines celebrated as a powerful (yet in some cases still underused) tool for preventing some major causes of the...

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Share what is good and beautiful

Dagfinn Høybråten, Gavi Board Chair 2011-2015 I have just returned from a week’s visit in China – a country with a special place in my heart. My childhood was filled with stories from China, told by my grandmother who grew up in the Hunan province as the daughter of one of the pioneers bringing western medicine to China....

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Learning to get HPV vaccines to the world’s poorest girls

Celina Hanson (Gavi), Paul Bloem (WHO) & Emily Loud (Gavi).  Women in developing countries disproportionately suffer from the burden of cervical cancer, yet often their countries do not have resources to establish screening programs that save women’s lives elsewhere....

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