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Two Indians on Team to Battle Cervical Cancer

Africa and the Caribbean. Access to cervical cancer screening and treatment is essential for women in developing countries."

CUREs is a non-profit business plan competition sponsored by Engineering World Health based in Duke University. It aims to bring medical technology to the "developing world" to solve public health problems while promoting entrepreneurship.

Last year, there was another Indian link on the winner's tally.

An inexpensive device to treat neonatal jaundice developed by Vijay Anand of Bangalore was adjudged as having the potential to save victims of jaundice.

Vijay Anand, a student of Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in the US, had developed a light unit for $500. With the standard light to treat neonatal jaundice costing $4,000 each, hospitals, especially in poor and underdeveloped countries, cannot afford to buy them.

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