Health system factors influencing uptake of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine among adolescent girls 9-15 years in Mbale District, Uganda
Okwi, Livex Andrew
Babirye, Juliet N.
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Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women with more than 85% of the burden in developing countries . The majority of cervical cancer mortality occurs in developing countries, where screening and optimal treatment are not adequately available . Cancer of the cervix constituted 22.2% of all cancers among women in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012 . In Uganda, cervical cancer is the number one cancer killer disease among women, this is followed by breast cancer . With the incidence standing at 52 /100,000 women of reproductive age, it is one of the highest globally. Regrettably, more than half of these women die every year [5, 6]. The Kampala cancer registry shows that Uganda has an age standardized incidence rate of 47.5 per 100,000 against the global estimate of 15.8 per 100,000 . Many of the Cervical cancer cases present with an advanced stage of the disease .
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