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Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health

Science Cafe, Uganda

Caption: In Uganda, where a large part of the population is illiterate, a project undertaken by the charity organization Science Café Uganda welcomes participants to community meetings at which scientists explain in the nation’s local languages (of which there are 56) how the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine prevents deadly cervical cancer. "The incidence of cervical cancer is growing in women of reproductive age. More than 7 million Ugandan women of reproductive age are at risk of developing the disease; every year about 3,600 women are diagnosed and almost 2,500 die from it," says Christine Munduru, a public health worker and volunteer leader of the project, entitled "Taking Science to Rural Ugandan Communities."

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