Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Diseases | Public Health | Women's Health

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Lithuania is an upper middle income country but is one of the poorest of the countries in the EU. This country is run by a Unitary Semi-Presidential Representative Republic and has a population of just under 3 million people. Due to the poor healthcare system and corruption, Lithuania has several different concerns for their population health and cervical cancer is one of these. This ongoing concern has been continuously growing but there are various studies that indicate a potential decrease in incidence and mortality rates caused by this disease. Vaccines, education, and general awareness has proven to make some impact but if there is going to be a significant change as to how many people are affected, intervention needs to be fully enforced and encouraged. Prevention, as well as treatment, should be emphasized in this country in order reduce the incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in Lithuania.

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