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Eritrea: A nationwide cervical cancer vaccination programme is in place

A nationwide cervical cancer vaccination programme is in place

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • A nationwide immunization campaign against cervical cancer began on November 21. The Ministry of Health said that awareness-raising activities have been going on since September when task groups were set up in 67 subzones.

  • According to the Ministry, the immunization program is being carried out at 1,382 schools, more than 300 health facilities, 250 temporary centers, and 60 mobile facilities.

  • 300,000 females between the ages of 9 and 14 are anticipated to receive the vaccination.

  • Of the 560 thousand people diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide, 275 pass away.

  • Cervical cancer is Africa’s second-leading cause of death and the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide.

A nationwide immunization campaign against cervical cancer began on November 21.The Ministry of Health said that awareness-raising activities have been going on since September, when task groups were set up in 67 subzones. This shows that all the preparations have been made for the vaccine program to go smoothly.

According to the Ministry, the immunization program is being carried out at 1,382 schools, more than 300 health facilities, 250 temporary centers, and 60 mobile facilities. 300,000 females between the ages of 9 and 14 are anticipated to receive the vaccination.

The ministry said that one of the leading causes of the disease is unprotected sex and that vaccinations are 95% effective at reducing the number of people who get sick.

Of the 560 thousand people diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide, 275 pass away. Cervical cancer is Africa’s second-leading cause of death and the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide.

The ministry also asked the public and other organizations with a stake in the program to do more to make sure it works.

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Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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