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Cervical Cancer

17 January 2014

SA schoolgirls to get cancer immunisation

Primary school girls would be immunised this year against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Primary school girls would be immunised this year against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Cancer of the cervix was the most common cancer diagnosed in South African women.

The initiative had created over 6 700 jobs in the rural areas.


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