Government has introduced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunization to the routine immunization programme and has targeted at least 331,000 14-year-old girls. Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya announced this in a Ministerial statement to Parliament, Wednesday. He explained that the immunization would provide immunity against the HPV, which is a sexually transmitted virus and leading cause of cervical cancer. “I wish to inform the House that the Government of the Republic of Zambia in its relentless pursuit of universal health coverage has introduced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine to the routine immunization programme. Mr Speaker, the vaccine provides immunity against the Human Papilloma Virus, which is a sexually transmitted virus and a leading cause of cervical cancer worldwide. The…...

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