Anti-Cancer Vaccine For Laos
A programme to vaccinate girls against the virus that causes cervical cancer has begun in Laos, South East Asia.
It’s one of nearly a dozen developing nations where the HPV vaccine is being introduced in the coming year as part of a scheme to enable poorer countries to benefit from the newest vaccines. It is five years since the jab was first offered to girls in the UK.
The project is being organised with the support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi). The vaccine protects against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus – preventing the infections that cause 70% of cases of cervical cancer…..