Navigation Links
Vaccines For Cervical Cancer Will Soon Be Available In Developing Nations

Human papilloma virus (HPV), is the virus that causes cervical cancer as it affects the lining of the mouth of the uterus, known as cervix. It is transmitted sexually.//

Merck & Co. Inc.'s have recently launched Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's has introduced Cervarix, both vaccines, clinically been proven to prevent cervical cancer.

The new products with great potential are likely to be welcomed in rich countries but it is very doubtful how it would be received by the developing world, where 80 percent of cervical cancer deaths occur. This is because of lack of awareness and also dearth of screening and treatment programs.

Health experts called for a global access of these vaccines, at a conference in London. The gathering comprised of 60 health experts from multilateral agencies, government, charities and the drug industry.

It was discussed that more than 250,000 lives could be saved each year, if girls around the world were given the vaccine before they reached puberty.

It is reported that more than 95% of women in the developing world never have a cervical smear test.

As a result, women in these countries with the disease face a painful and protracted death.

Nothemba Simelela, of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, said: "There is usually a 15 to 20 year delay between the time that new vaccines are approved in the West and the time they reach developing countries.

"The world cannot afford to wait 20 years to begin saving women from cervical cancer."

But this will be quite expensive , as immunization requires three doses, that cost US$120 each.

Drug companies have said they would consider lower prices, but it is unlikely to reach a level which would be affordable for women in poor countries.

PATH, an American organization is examining the possibilities of using the vaccine in India, Peru, Uganda and Vietnam.
It is believed that the vaccine will be most effective when given to girls aged under-13, before the girl begins her sex life.

Dr Jacqueline Sherris, from PATH, said, "There is an increasing commitment on the part of global community to supplement the cost of the vaccine in the initial years of its availability so companies can make the profit they need and at the same time it's affordable to poorer countries."
PRI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Producing Vaccines from genetically modified crops
2. Understanding Chronic Infections May Help in Developing Therapeutic Vaccines
3. New Anthrax Vaccines Will Take time
4. Success Of Preventable High-Risk HPV Infections With Vaccines May Vary
5. Health and Human Services stockpiles 20 million bird flu Vaccines
6. Chiron Corporation Gets US Contract To Produce Bird Flu Vaccines
7. Oral Edible vaccine for Allergy Vaccines
8. South Africa May Start Manufacturing Bird Flu Vaccines
9. Ranbaxy Laboratories All Set To Export Bird Flu Vaccines
10. From Computers to Vaccines
11. India To Produce More Cost Effective Vaccines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/21/2017)... Utah (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... wilderness therapy treatment for adolescents and young adults, has kicked off its 4th ... April 23rd. This year’s theme is “Attachment Informed Therapy for Mental Health ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The Patient Advocacy Community of The Beryl Institute presented ... Ruth Ravich Patient Advocacy Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the ... award at The Beryl Institute’s annual Patient Experience Conference on March 20 ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... Alive ... people who wish to overcome their mental health struggles. The Alive team uses ... LeBouthillier says: “Our approach in dealing with a mental health struggle is based on ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... Providing for loved ones before one’s passing is of paramount importance. However, ... “Now more than ever there are some questions that are far too critical to ... attorney Lisa Edgar Dickman, founder of the Law Offices of Lisa Edgar Dickman. ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... During April 21-23, Super-Sod will join the vendor market of the Sacred ... — from the avid gardener to the landscape admirer — during the three-day schedule. ... a grand venue, and we are certainly looking forward to participating in this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Novartis today ... the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ... that 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe aplastic ... when treated with eltrombopag at the initiation of ... The study evaluated three sequential treatment groups, or ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a global medical device ... markets with innovative and proprietary products, will release financial ... after the market close on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. ... call and webcast to discuss its financial results the ... p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central Time). Darin ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017  Astute Medical, Inc., developer of biomarkers for ... presented at the 2017 National Kidney Foundation (NKF) ... through April 22. Physicians will present data on two ... risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) during the management ... Elevated levels of TIMP-2 and IGFBP-7 have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: