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Round table on vaccination

A round table dedicated to the prevention and control of cervical cancer, including vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), was held in Astana.

In Kazakhstan, cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women of all ages after breast cancer and the second most common cause of death among women of childbearing age (25-44 years) after breast cancer. About 1,900 new cases of the disease are registered in the country every year. More than 600 women die from this pathology every year. In the world, cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and accounts for up to 13.1% of all cancer cases. The purpose of the meeting was to unite the efforts of various stakeholders, specialized organizations and civil society in actions to prevent cervical cancer, including vaccination against HPV.

The meeting was attended by: Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Akmaral Alnazarova, UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan Michaela Friberg-Story, representatives of international organizations, as well as specialists in the field of oncology, gynecology and public health. The results of the study of Kazakh scientists on the issue of cervical cancer were presented by oncologist, Director of KazNIIOR Dilyara Kaidarova.

The National Commission on Women and Family, Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan was represented by Zhuldyzai Iskakov, Nazipa Shanai, Aziza Shuzheeva and Alfia Adieva.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the World Health Organization Representative Office and the European Union Delegation.