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RIVM and Olijf Foundation sound gong for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Olijf Foundation (a network of women with gynecologic cancer) open trading to mark the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week that takes place from 24 to 31 January 2015.

The European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA) has created the week to increase awareness for cervical cancer and its prevention. Worldwide, 250,000 women die each year from cervical cancer. This while the disease is often preventable through effective screening and vaccination. In the Netherlands a well-organized and free screening takes place. About 800,000 women are invited each year. Chairman of the foundation, Fenneke van Swigchum, sounds the gong.

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