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Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Ghana: Public Education and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Ghana: Public Education and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Author: 
Yvonne Nartey
Philip Hill
Kwabena Amo-Antwi
Richard Asmah
Kofi Nyarko
Joel Yarney
Nelson Damale
Brian Cox
Publication Date
Friday, June 1, 2018
Affiliation: 

University of Otago (Nartey, Hill, Cox); Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Amo-Antwi); University of Ghana (Asmah, Nyarko); Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (Yarney, Damale)

In Ghana, the integration of public education on cervical cancer prevention, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and screening programmes into both medical and public health services is critical, according to this paper. Considering that cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in Ghana, the paper makes the case for a collaborative approach involving both private and government organisations, health professionals, and the general public.

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Ghana Medical Journal. 2018 Jun; 52(2): 94–102. doi: 10.4314/gmj.v52i2.6. Image credit: West Africa AIDS Foundation

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