Over 270,000 women dying each year of cervical cancer

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A grade-five girl receives HPV vaccine. WHO/C. McNab

Over 270,000 women die every year globally of cervical cancer.

Many of those cases are caused by a virus called the Human Papillomavirus, HPV which can be treated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new guidelines to combat the cancer-causing virus concentrating on prevention through vaccination, screening and education.

Stephanie Castro spoke with Dr Marleen Temmerman, the Director of WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research.

She began by asking her what HPV is and how it is linked to cervical cancer.

Duration: 3'16"

 

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