S Africa to launch cancer vaccination drive

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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