Global Health Blog: Cervical Cancer Deaths: a Blind Spot in Global Women’s Health

MSF in Agok, South Sudan. South Sudan faces many challenges, including ongoing conflict, displacement, food shortages/malnutrition, lack of social services including health care, and insecurity. MSF hospitals have been under attack from different armed groups, putting the medical staff and patients at risk.
SOUTH SUDAN © Valérie Batselaere/MSF
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With a global average of 528,000 new cases of Cervical Cancer, and 266,000 deaths annually, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a successful vaccination campaign in the slums of Manila, Philippines. In partnership with a local women's health organization, Likhaan, MSF was able to provide HPV vaccines that protect young girls from contracting Cervical Cancer. View External Media.