The director of Prevention at the Ministry of Health and Social Action, El Hadji Mamadou Ndiaye announced Wednesday in Dakar that the vaccine against “human papillomavirus”, the leading cause of cervical cancer will be available at Senegal at the end of the year.
“For two years we have tested it in two districts, notably Mekhe and Dakar West. And by the end of 2017, this vaccine will be available, “Ndiaye said.
El hadji Mamadou Ndiaye spoke at a press conference organized by the Francophone Civil Society Organizations Platform for Strengthening Health and Immunization Systems (Oafress) on the theme: “Vaccines protect Everyone, get vaccinated. ”
According to Ndiaye, “this vaccine will make it possible to immunize girls aged 9 to 14 years”.