HPV Vaccination Program
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes about 99.7% of cancer cases. There are currently two vaccines available that can prevent women from contracting the HPV strains most likely to cause cervical cancer. Hong Kong has an extremely low rate of girls vaccinated for HPV (less than 10% as compared to over 70% in other countries). Cost is an enormous barrier as the vaccine runs up to HK$ 2,500 – 3,800 out-of-pocket for individuals. Meanwhile, the US, UK, Canada and Australia have publicly funded vaccination programs to ensure that the vaccine is affordable and accessible.
In collaboration with expert researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, local schools and industry partners, we are launching a school-based vaccination programme to educate Hong Kong women and girls about the need for the vaccine, assist them in paying for it and galvanize support for a public program. The Hong Kong government currently has no plan to subsidize the expensive, life-saving vaccine which has led to a poor vaccination rate of fewer than 10% of age appropriate women. The program provides free vaccines to middle to low income families who may not able to afford the vaccine. By sponsoring a girl, you will give her the best protection against HPV related cancers and disease later in life.
We envision a world where women have every opportunity to live healthy, fullling lives free from gynecological cancer. Join us on the path to making our community healthier.
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