World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

Preventing cervical cancer in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Senior health and education leaders from Vientiane Capital gather for an orientation before the HPV vaccine is launched.
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As girls were to be immunized in school, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic government gathered senior leaders from the health and education sectors to learn about the need for the vaccine and the practical measures required to deliver it successfully. WHO recommends a multisectoral approach to HPV vaccine introduction, involving experts in immunization, cancer, adolescent health, education and women’s issues.

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