Raising Awareness for Cervical Cancer in the Balkans

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Race for the Cure

The Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing a relatively high rate of cervical cancer, which the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to bring down.

Health officials in the country say with an incidence rate of more than 13 cases per 100,000, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality for women.

UNFPA is working with a number of non-governmental organizations and government partners to overcome obstacles in raising awareness and to increase early detection through greater access to testing.

Charles Appel reports.

Duration: 3’14″

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