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Encouraging cervical testing

Encouraging cervical testing

In 2010 the National Screening Unit of the Ministry of Health produced a series of television commercials, posters and print advertisements encouraging Pacific women to have regular cervical smear tests. The aim was to pick up signs of cervical cancer before it became untreatable.

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Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Diseases and disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/27757/encouraging-cervical-testing (accessed 18 December 2017)

Story by Colin Tukuitonga, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017