Plan To Eliminate Cervical Cancer By 2040

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Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Ireland by 2040 due to increasing levels of awareness among the public, along with significant developments with the vaccine programme in Ireland.

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says we’re taking good steps towards decreasing the rates of the disease to four per 100,000 women by 2040, thereby surpassing targets laid out by the World Health Organisation.

A new roadmap, outlining Ireland’s next steps to eliminate this cancer, has been published and includes plans to increase HPV vaccination rates among boys and girls.


To discuss this further Alan Morrissey was joined in studio by Larry & Bernie Brennan, parents of the late Laura Brennan.

You can listen to the full interview below.