Guardian

Zimbabwe moves to protect women from spiraling cervical cancer rates

The Guardian reports,  “More than 260,000 women worldwide die annually of cervical cancer, which could soon overtake childbirth as the developing world’s biggest killer of women. Low- and middle-income countries account for 85% of all deaths, and Zimbabwe is among the five nations – all of them in sub-Saharan Africa – with the highest incidence of cervical cancer.”  Zimbabwe is addressing this looming crisis in conjunction with the Unicef, the World Health Organization and the Zimbabwean health ministry through a vigorous initiative to vaccinate young girls against the human papillomavirus expected to reach almost every corner of the country. Read more…