The Real Lady Killer 25:00, 2009 (Ref: AF09756)

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Description

In the developing world it’s the leading cause of female cancer deaths: it’s cervical cancer and it kills more than half a million women every year, most in poor countries. New low-tech screening programmes have begun to reduce cancer deaths but campaigners like, Sarah Nyombi, a politician in Uganda, wants to see more. She’s trying to get a brand new vaccine, widely used in the developed world. The trouble is, it costs $300 dollars a shot, way beyond Uganda’s health budget. We follow her journey as she tries to find solutions in the battle against The Real Lady Killer.

Part of a 29 x 25 minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.