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Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. Kenya officially launched its HPV vaccination program Friday in the coastal town of Mombasa. The vaccine […]

Kenya To Roll Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Kenya To Roll Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination

The government is set to roll out mass vaccination of girls against cervical cancer in two weeks, even as doctors affiliated to the Catholic Church have contested the move citing a myriad of health complications. The Ministry of Health will give 10-year-old girls two free doses of the vaccine against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), […]

Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer In Malawi

Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer In Malawi

Malawi officials say the country has the world’s highest rate of cervical cancer, but only two oncologists serving the nation of 17 million people. In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths, the government has rolled out a massive vaccine campaign against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. The immunization project […]

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

If you’re well past the age of 12, you’re probably not spending too much time thinking about HPV—you got the vaccine or you didn’t, so you’re either safe or not, right? Not so fast—an HPV vaccine isn’t a “get out of jail free” card, just like an HPV diagnosis isn’t a death sentence for your […]

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

A lump in the breast, sudden weight loss and blood in the stools. We think we know the signs of cancer. Except we don’t – and now experts are encouraging people to be more aware of less-known symptoms that could signal early disease and report them to their GPs. In the UK, one in two […]