School Girls in Nepal Receive the HPV Vaccine

During August and September, 2012, 7252 school girls, 11 to 13 years of age received the first dose of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. Girls from six districts in Nepal including Chitwan, Makwanpur, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Solukhumbu and Kathmandu will benefit from the vaccine program. This cervical cancer prevention program is run by the Nepal Australia Cervical Cancer Foundation (NACCF) with support from the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and the Australian Himalayan Foundation. The program aims to complete vaccinations of 8000 girls in 2012 and an additional 8000 girls in 2013.

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