Cervical cancer reportedly kills more women here.
But it is understood a vaccine which can protect the young female population from catching the deadly disease will be available soon.
The vaccine, which has been accepted as a protection against cervical cancer in many overseas countries will be given to primary school girls aged between nine and 14 years to protect them from catching it in later years.
No other details are known at this stage, but medical research is reported to have discovered that girls who start having children below the age of 20 will likely have contacted cervical cancer at the aged of 27 years.
Meanwhile, the Young Women’s Parliamentary Group had a group Pap Smear Test as part of its campaign against cervical cancer at the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association headquarters in Honiara last week.
The group heard cervical cancer can be prevented if women take a simple Pap smear early.
The theme for the campaign is ‘Fight Like a Girl’.
The Parliament Media Office said the young women took the step to do the test and decided to go public about it.
– By George Atkin