Nigeria Lacks Data On Prevalence Of Human Papillomavirus – Agency

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Updated July 13, 2013

The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Professor Innocent Ujah, has disclosed that the agency has no record documenting the prevalence of the Human Papillomavirus in Nigeria.

In this edition of Question Time with Ayo Balogun, Mr Ujah discusses the activities, achievements and challenges of the institution which recently acquired a COBASS 4800 machine.

The machine, he said, can detect the virus in an individual.

The HPV is known to cause cancer.