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  • Brazil Steps Up Funding for Women’s Cancer Exams

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

    Brazil’s Health Ministry (MS) announced today two measures to improve access to breast and cervix cancer screening within the country’s Unified Health System (SUS).  R$ 94.5 million will be invested over the next three years to increase Pap tests and mammograms (see table below). In addition, in June 2009 the Information System for Breast Cancer Control (SISMAMA) will be brought […]

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    New PAHO Commitment to Combat Cervical Cancer / Nuevo compromiso de la OPS para combatir el cáncer cervicouterino

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Countries Pledge New Action to Reduce Cervical Cancer Deaths
    PAHO strategy calls for strengthening existing programs and adopting new technologies
    Member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) pledged support today for a new PAHO strategy to fight cervical cancer, a disease that claims some 27,500 women’s lives each year […]

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    Cervical Cancer Control in LAC / Control del cáncer de cuello uterino en ALC

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Researchers Report that Better Screening, Treatment, and Affordable Vaccines Can Prevent Doubling of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Latin America, Caribbean
    With Cervical Cancer Killing 33,000 Annually in the Region, Experts in Mexico City Consider Promise, Costs of Detection, Treatment and Introduction of New Vaccines against Deadly Virus
    Thirty-three thousand women in […]

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    Pap Smear? Nah! PAHO Has a Better Idea to Prevent Cervical Cancer in LAC

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Urges New Approach to Cervical Cancer Prevention
    New “Screen and Treat” method said more effective than traditional Pap smear in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) briefed members of the U.S. Congress today on a new method of cervical cancer prevention that has […]

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