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RIVM opens trading for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) opens trading for the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week that takes place from 22 to 28 January.

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. Program Coordinator of the cervical cancer screening, Nynke van der Veen, sounds the gong.

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