A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Cancer Aware Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to ensure free provision of Human Papilomavirus (HPV) vaccine for girls.
Its Executive Director, Ms Tolulope Falowo, made the call in Lagos on the International HPV Awareness Day.
The HPV Awareness Day aims to raise awareness about the availability of prevention tools and to promote education about HPV.
It encourages governments and individuals to take action against HPV to save hundreds of thousands of women and men that can benefit from the HPV vaccine and/or screening for the early detection of cancer and treatment.
According to Falowo, introducing a free HPV vaccine will afford the young ones who are eligible girls to have access to it.
The NGO chief said the organisation being women’s cancer charity remains at the fore-front of a drive to educate Nigerians about HPV.