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Kazakhstan to introduce obligatory vaccines against cervical cancer

22.01.2019, 20:03 5134
Vaccines against cervical cancer aimed at girls aged from 9 to 14, will be obligatory in Kazakhstan, Khabar 24 informs. These vaccines will have been introduced into the immunization programme by 2020 and will be given with their parents’ permission, the oncologists have told at a press conference in Almaty.

Cervical cancer is second to breast cancer, mostly affecting women aged 40-44. Each year 1700 new cases, including 600 fatal, are registered within the country.

An anti-cancer comprehensive plan to decrease the number of oncological diseases was adopted, as well as 4 big tasks were defined, with the first – prevention and early diagnosis. Total 35 billion tenge went to the programme. Each region will welcome new equipment, including CT Scanners, MRI Scanners," said Dilyara Kaidarova, Chairman of the Board of JSC Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology.

Source: BNews.kz

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