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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7214.870b (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:870

Gates Foundation funds cancer prevention: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is to donate $50m (£31.25m) to help in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer in developing countries. The disease kills around 230 000 women a year, the majority in countries that do not have the resources to carry out regular smears.

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