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    10 May, 2013
Mozambique to launch papilloma virus vaccine next year
 
London, 10 May (AIM) – Health authorities in Mozambique will in 2014 begin to administer a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) that is responsible for the majority of cases of cervical cancer.

The immunisation will mainly be financed by GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation), a public-private international health partnership.

According to the chief executive officer of GAVI, Dr Seth Berkley, “a vast gap currently exists between girls in rich and poor countries. With GAVI’s programmes we can begin to bridge that gap so that all girls can be protected against cervical cancer no matter where they are born”.

He added that “by 2020 we hope to reach more than 30 million girls in more than 40 countries. This is a transformational moment for the health of women and girls across the world”.

Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women with an estimated 529,000 new cases and 275,000 deaths in 2008.

Speaking on behalf of vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, Deanna Petersen told AIM that “the vaccine will begin rollout in Mozambique in 2014 and therefore details are still being finalised. However, access to the vaccine will have a significant impact on health – according to the Ministry of Health eighty per cent of cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in Mozambique are in their terminal stages”.
(AIM)
 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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