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Why So Many African Women Die of Cervical Cancer

The high number of cervical cancer cases in Africa is attributable to poor access to preventative and curative health services, especially among poor and under-served communities, writes Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch.

Nurse Rehema Nkomola examines a woman for cervical cancer. Global deaths from cervical cancer have increased 40% since 1990, to 266,000 (file photo).

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