Zimbabwe ranked in top ten in cervical cancer deaths

Information is key to the prevention and early detection of cancer Picture: File Zimbabwe has now been ranked among the top 10 countries in Africa with the highest number of people dying of cancer.

It’s reported that Zimbabwe has over 2 000 women succumbing to cervical cancer each year.

Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry family health director Benard Madzima applauded the political will in the country to fight all types of cancer, with First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa taking a leading role.

“You need political leadership at the highest level for the message to reach communities, so our work has been made easier by our First Lady who is committed to our cause,”said Madzima. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1xChapters Chapters

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The 10 countries on the list are with the highest cervical cancer rates are:

* Swaziland

* Malawi

* Zambia

* Zimbabwe

* Tanzania* Burundi* Uganda* Lesotho* Madagascar* Comoros** South Africa is ranked 14th on the list by the World Cancer Research Fund.

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