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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 12 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2504

Ireland withdraws programme against cervical cancer: The Irish health minister has reversed her decision to fund the vaccination against human papillomavirus of the country’s 12 years old girls to save €10m (£8m; $13m) from an annual health budget of €16bn. Vaccination, which can protect against cervical cancer, will be available only to girls whose parents can afford the €600 cost of private immunisation.

Aboriginal people have problems accessing care: Indigenous people …

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