MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — In a fitting tribute to the celebration of Women’s Month, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spearheaded an information drive against cervical cancer for its women traffic enforcers and employees.
Corazon Jimenez, MMDA general manager, led the information dissemination program last Tuesday in coordination with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), aimed at increasing the awareness of employees about cervical cancer, the second biggest cause of female cancer mortality in the Philippines today.
To encourage them, Jimenez said women employees may avail of the cervical cancer vaccination program through salary deduction from the agency.
GlaxoSmithKline said each of their anti-cervical cancer vaccine shot costs P6,000 to P7,000. Three shots must be administered to a woman within six months.
The MMDA official said the program is also part of the agency’s effort to promote the well-being of its women employees, including traffic enforcers.