ALEX AWITI: Cervical cancer is a preventable and curable disease

In Summary
  • A recent study shows that only 16.4 per cent of eligible Kenyan women had been screened for cervical cancer in 2015.
  • Often, only donors and NGOs fund the implementation of cervical cancer prevention and control strategies and in a very limited number of areas.

An estimated 570,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer globally, and over 300,000 women died from cervical cancer in 2018. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women ...

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