In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. Whether or not a child gets vaccinated has nothing to do with socio-economic status in Argentina. Health centres right across the country provide all children free and compulsory vaccines against 15 diseases – 16 for girls.
National health authorities and key opinion leaders from nine countries in Latin America [Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru] gathered together to discuss their experiences and needs to scale up access to cervical cancer and breast cancer prevention and early detection strategies, using new technologies and approaches.
The mHealth initiative called Get The Message Campaign aimed to educate, inform and advocate throughout the Caribbean region for the greater awareness on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and in support of the United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs...
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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization