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Dr. Phounphenjhack Kongxay, Lao's Deputy Manager of the national immunization programme and WHO's Rajesh Bhaskar check students’ fingers as they head home from school in Paksong District high on the Bolaven Plateau in November 2011.  Young people are marked with purple ink on their left pinky fingers following immunisation so that monitors can quickly tell if they have been reached by the campaign.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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Every 2 minutes

One woman dies from cervical cancer every two minutes – or 266,000 a year – over 85% in the developing world. If current trends hold, and without changes in prevention and control, cervical cancer deaths could eventually outpace maternal deaths. HPV vaccines can prevent up to 90% of all cervical cancer cases.

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