A young girl in Laos, South East Asia, being injected with the HPV vaccine
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Girls in Laos benefit from vaccine against human papillomavirus

Young girls in Laos, South East Asia, are among the first in the developing world to benefit from a vaccine which can help prevent cervical cancer.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause of the cancer which kills thousands of women around the world every year, with 85% of those deaths happening in poorer countries.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 14 Oct 2013
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