Cervical cancer vaccination welcome

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination campaign of young girls between the ages of nine and 13 for the prevention cervical cancer, started yesterday. The target group is primary school pupils, and the out of school youth.

The HPV is one the many vaccinations that the Government has engaged in previous years.  However, vaccinations like this have never encountered resistance from the intended beneficiaries. In most cases, there is scepticism as to what the vaccinations are intended to achieve.

There is always suspicion on the quality of vaccines used, and whether there were no underhand dealings to engage in such vaccines. Secondly, there are tribal or religious groupings who do not believe in what they call ‘modern’ medicine.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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