World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

Preventing cervical cancer in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Grade-five girls queue to be amongst the first to receive HPV vaccine at the national launch of the demonstration project on 2 October 2013 in Vientiane.
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This year and next, health workers will immunize with HPV vaccine about 13 000 grade-five Lao girls. This will help to reduce the girls' risk of cervical cancer.

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