By Ben Musanje
24th April 2019
The State Minister for Health in charge of General duties Sarah Opendi has tasked the Ugandan cancer institute to avail cervical cancer vaccinations for adult women in the country like its elsewhere.
Speaking at the national symposium on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination coverage in Kampala, Opendi said that since children between 9 to 10 years are being immunized against cervical cancer, the same should be rolled out to adult women.
She says that since the cancer institute is the center of excellence in East Africa, it should provide vaccines at an affordable charge for all including women in private hospitals since government cannot provide it for free.
The vaccination for young girls between 9 and 20 years against cervical cancer across the country is underway way in abide to reduce cervical cancer infections.