Abu Dhabi moves to protect Emirati women against cervical cancer
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Abu Dhabi moves to protect Emirati women against cervical cancer

Abu Dhabi moves to protect Emirati women against cervical cancer

The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has launched a campaign aimed at reducing the rate of cervical cancer among women in the emirate by offering free vaccines to Emiratis between the ages of 18 and 26 years, Gulf News has reported. "In the absence of urgent preventative measures, we expect the incidence of this cancer to rise within the UAE over the next few years. Women need to understand, therefore, that a simple vaccine can protect them from this disease for life," Dr Jalaa Taher, section head for cancer control and prevention at the HAAD, said. The vaccines will be available to the target group within the next two months.

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