“Why does it seem that we Africans are continuously chasing every brightly colored ball thrown in front of us?. Why isn’t there a mandate for U.S. females to be vaccinated with this amazing cancer cure?, because American women have learned to think twice before subjecting themselves and their children to pie in the sky claims of pharmaceutical profiteers.
An estimated 460,000 doses of Gardasil, the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), will be used. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. An estimated 140,000 girls in 12 districts will be targeted, according to government officials.
The campaign is being supported by Merk, the company that manufactures Gardasil. Officials say the government will also conduct cervical cancer screening in the selected districts.