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S Africa to launch cancer vaccination drive

Government plans to vaccinate young girls against cervical cancer, a decease that kills thousands every year.

Last updated: 28 Dec 2013 14:57
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Cervical cancer kills more South African women than any other type of cancer.

Early next year, the government wants to start rolling out a nationwide campaign to vaccinate girls aged 9 and 10 at the country's poorest schools.

It is hoped that will protect them against the virus that causes almost all types of cancer. 

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports.

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