A Chinese alongside Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals will be freely screening and treating about 1 000 women for cervical cancer.
By HealthTimes Reporter
Human Provincial Maternal and Child Health Hospital and Parirenyatwa are looking for 1 000 women aged between 30 and 65.
“Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in partnership with Hunan Provincial Maternal and Child Health Hospital from the People’s Republic of China are inviting up to 1000 women aged between 30 and 65 for FREE early cervical cancer screening and treatment,” read a joint press release from the two medical institutions.
Women invited are those who have not undergone cervical cancer screening in the past three years or have never been screened.
“Women with symptoms suggestive of cervical cancer are not candidates for the screening,” said the two institutions.
Registration is from the May 2, to May 19 at Parirenyatwa’s Family Planning Clinic.
In 2018 First Lady of Zimbabwe Auxillia Mnangagwa announced the government’s introduction of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme aimed at reducing cases of cervical cancer.
The vaccine, which is funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Government of Zimbabwe, is aimed to reach over 800,000 girls aged between 10-14 years old across the country.