Sep 7, 2012

Ugandan Goverment Tackles Cervical Cancer

AUTHOR:Irin NewsSOURCE:Irin News

The Ugandan government announced a vaccination campaign to prevent rising rates of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the leading cancer of women in Uganda and goes largely undetected due to lack of screening programs. Almost 500,000 vaccination doses that prevents human papilloma virus (HPV) to develop will be given to girls, initially from 12 districts according to IRIN news. Life for Mothers believes in a holistic strategy to improve women's health--specifically women of reproductive age--ages 15-49 which includes prevention and screening of cervical cancer. Women who are sexually active should receive the vaccination even if they are under 21 years of age. Merck is generously providing the vaccine (Gardisil). To read the entire article click here: http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96254/UGANDA-Government-launches-cancer-vaccination-programme

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Babies and mothers wait for care at Mulago Hospital - Ugandan's National Referral Hospital. Some may die and some mothers may develop obstetric fistulae. Click Here to view.

Source:The New Vision- Uganda's Leading Newspaper July 2007


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