Home / Cervical cancer vaccine given to 9-year-old girl
On Monday, October 30, 2023, at the American Intercontinental School, Siem Reap Branch, doctors gave a free cervical cancer vaccine to a 9-year-old girl. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and local administration, as well as the support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines through the provision of vaccines in primary schools.
Cervical cancer has been dubbed the “hidden killer” and is also a vaccine that can be completely prevented. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. In Cambodia, cervical cancer is the second leading cause of all types of cancer in women of all ages, according to the World Health Organization 2020 report that a total of 1,135 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed. Diagnosed and 643 deaths.
The cervical cancer vaccine is highly effective in protecting women from cervical cancer by cutting off the transmission of cervical cancer. According to a current scientific study by the World Health Organization, a single dose of cervical cancer vaccine is highly effective in reducing infection and preventing cervical cancer.