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First Lady launches cervical cancer vaccination drive

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th September 2012 03:43 PM

The First Lady Janet Museveni Thursday launched vaccination drive targeting over 140,000 girls against cervical cancer at Anyeke primary school in the northern district of Oyam.

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The First Lady Janet Museveni Thursday launched vaccination drive targeting over 140,000 girls against cervical cancer at Anyeke primary school in the northern district of Oyam.

By Patrick Okino

The First Lady Janet Museveni Thursday launched vaccination drive targeting over 140,000 girls against cervical cancer at Anyeke primary school in the northern district of Oyam.

The vaccination drive targets girls between 10 -13 years and is to be conducted in 12 districts. The launch was witnessed by Members of Parliament, ministers, dignitaries from donor partners and district officials in Lango sub region.

Mrs. Museveni commended the ministry of health for the cervical cancer vaccination.

Health minister Dr Christine Ondoa said government is committed to delivery of health services to the people of Uganda which include immunization, malaria control, HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases   like cancer.

She assured the public that the vaccine used is safe and it has been approved by World Health Organization and over 125 countries Worldwide have used it.

 

 

First Lady launches cervical cancer vaccination drive

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