The new screening, called the S5 test, is based on a urine sample or a vaginal swab that women can collect themselves at home and have sent to a lab.
In a statement the ministry underlines that HPV vaccine is very safe and effective and boosts the body’s immunity against HPV infection.
In Uganda, about 4,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year.
Cervical cancer is the number one cancer killer in Uganda and in most sub-Saharan African Countries.
The risk of cervical cancer in women with IUDs was one-third lower than women without them
Currently government is carrying out vaccination against cervical cancer among all school-going girls aged between 10 and 13.
Cancer of the cervix is the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of the cells of the cervix resulting in wounds and bleeding
Cervical cancer continues to account for the highest number of new cancer cases among women in Uganda
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Ugandan women
Anecdotal reports indicate that cervical cancer causes 70% of gynecological deaths
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