Stories: Cervical Cancer

  • Mozambique Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccines for School Girls

    Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of cervical cancer, a disease that kills 4,000 women there every year. A new plan to vaccinate 10-year-old girls could turn the tide in the fight against a devastating illness that is widening an already gapping gender divide in some of the globe’s poorest countries. Women wait outside...

  • Gynaecologist? What Gynaecologist?

    I'm 35. I have a child. I don't have a gynaecologist. I certainly did not have a 'gynac' when I was younger—and going by conversations with friends, I'm not the only woman (educated, middle-upper class) to reach this late age without establishing a trusted gynaecologist. A question about this on the Facebook group Mums of Bangalore...

  • Tackling Cancer With a Dab of Vinegar

    In a sun-starched village slouched on the edge of Zambia’s capital, 15 women lined up at a free health clinic to see a woman they adoringly call “the lady healer.” Like many in this southern African country of staggering inequalities, mangled by crumbling infrastructure and a health-care brain drain, it was their first visit to a health-care...

  • Cervical Cancer in Zambia

    Jennifer James is traveling to Zambia as an International Reporting Project Zambia Fellow. The International Reporting Project is a part of  The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She is reporting on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis and how these three infectious diseases acutely affect mothers and children. You can follow her journey at #ZambiaHealth.