The outcomes show that the program has been a widespread success, said lead author of the scholarly research Christopher Harrison of the University of Sydney. The HPV vaccination program was introduced in 2007, and the rate of genital wart presentation fell dramatically from 4.33 per 1,000 encounters pre-program to 1 1.67 per 1,000 encounters in the post-program period . Related StoriesNew vaccine candidate shows great promise at fighting respiratory syncytial virusResearchers reveal why malaria vaccine provides only moderate protection among vaccinated childrenAnalyzing potential TB vaccineAustralia was among the first countries to provide the HPV vaccine free to young ladies through a national immunisation plan.We would have favored Gilead to include middle-income countries in the patent contract and now ask that they rather reduce prices directly for such AIDS drugs in hard-hit middle-income countries. In addition, most of the developing countries that will probably benefit from the patent pool already have access to generic versions of the medicines included in these brand-new patent agreements, or will soon, as the marketplace develops. The pool may expedite this technique for newer medicines, but the precedent on pricing and access was already established that dictates Africa and low-income countries get the lowest prices.. AMGA reports success in first two regional meetings on ACOs The American Medical Group Association announced that the first two meetings in some regional meetings centered on accountable care organizations were unqualified successes, drawing healthcare leaders together to network in an intimate setting also to study from leading medical groups and organized systems of care that are exemplars of the ACO model.