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Women in Busoga demand cancer screening at lower health facilities

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in the Busoga region want screening for both cervical cancer and breast cancer extended to lower health facilities. They say that the lack of screening services has left many women to die silently without intervention. Jinja hospital conducts a weekly breast and cervical cancer clinic …

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China’s first domestic HPV vaccine earns WHO prequalification

Xiamen, China | Xinhua | China’s first self-developed HPV vaccine Cecolin has gained prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO), its developer said. The move indicates that the WHO has given the vaccine its stamp of approval in safety and efficacy, and United Nations procuring agencies may now source it, according …

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Number of women screening for cervical cancer decreasing – UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of women screening for cervical cancer has reduced. This is according to doctors from the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). According to officials from UCI, in the last six months, they have screened only 10 women who were referred from several health centers. Previously, …

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Lockdown affected HPV immunization uptake in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HPV vaccination campaign in Kanungu district suffered a huge setback because of the lockdown that was initiated by the government to disrupt the spread of coronavirus. The government launched the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV Vaccine) exercise at Bwera Secondary School grounds in Kasese district. …

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Uptake of second HPV vaccine increases among school-going children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The uptake of the second dose of the Human Papilloma Virus -HPV vaccines has increased among school-going children, according to reports from the health ministry. The vaccine, which is taken in two intervals, a shot every six months, was introduced by the government in 2015 …

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We have increased awareness on cancer – Dr. Mugisha

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of women who report to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) with advanced cervical cancer has reduced from 90% five years ago to 50% now. This was revealed yesterday as the Institute and Uganda Cancer Society presented an annual update on the cancer situation …

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