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Kenya: Kenya Takes Vital Step Against Cervical Cancer and Introduces Hpv Vaccine Into Routine Immunization

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Mombasa, 18 October 2019 - With President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the way, Kenya today joins an increasing number of African countries taking a vital step against a common cause of death among women - in the country and the region - by introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer into its routine immunization schedule.

"Please, let us not fight science - let us respond to questions, discuss and agree because we all want a right and prosperous future for our children," the Kenyan President said at the launch of the cervical cancer prevention and control strategy in a Mombasa schoolyard, where around 45 girls received the HPV vaccine.

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