Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Edo Receives N1.8 Billion Cervical Cancer Vaccines

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Nurse treating a young patient at the Uganda Cancer Institute (file photo).

Benin — Edo State government has received cervical cancer drugs worth over one billion naira from an international donor agency.

Special adviser to the governor on media, Tony Iyare, said in a statement in Benin yesterday that the state government received a donation of 91,200 doses of cervical cancer prevention vaccines from the GADASIL Access Program to be administered on girls between the ages of 9 and 13 years in the state.

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