Delhi government launches HPV vaccine

Posted on:02 Mar 2016 11:22:58

Delhi government launches HPV vaccine
02 March 2016 Current Affairs GK: Delhi first state to launch HPV vaccine for cervical cancer as public health programme," Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain tweeted. The prevention of cervical cancer caused by a sexually transmitted infection, the Delhi government has launched the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as a public health programme, the first by any state. "To begin with class VI girl students will be vaccinated. From next year we aim to vaccinate all the girls aged 9-13 years. We will mainly target all the school-going girls," Jain said. Delhi State Cancer Institute GNCTD, in collaboration with International Agency For Research On Cancer, Union for International Cancer Control and Ministry of Health has organised a four-day International Workshop on Cancer between February 29 to March 3. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women aged 15-44 years.

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