Vanuatu has introduced a vaccination for Human Papilloma Virus.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and a cause of most cases of cervical cancer.
A 2008 study found six percent of Ni-Vanuatu woman may be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
The Director of Vaccination at the Department of Health, Leonard Tabilip, says 38 women a year could potentially be saved by cervical screening.
"If we reduce HPV infection, we also reduce cancer of the cervix, and other genital cancers and warts. One of the prevention is by vaccination, with the HPV vaccine. This injection protects against the most common type of HPV that can lead to cancer."
Director of Vaccination at the Department of Health, Leonard Tabilip