PolitiFact Evaluates U.S. Vice President Biden’s Statements On Cervical Cancer Prevention In Africa

PolitiFact: Joe Biden says cervical cancer ‘totally preventable’ in Africa
“…[At the Vatican, Vice President Joe] Biden said cervical cancer in Africa is ‘fully preventable with basic education, screening, and vaccines.’ The experience of the developed countries shows that nearly all deaths from cervical cancer could be eliminated with widespread screening and vaccination programs. Neither currently exist in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. We rate the claim Mostly True” (Greenberg, 5/5).

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