HPV Vaccinations for Kasiisi Project Girls

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a preventable cause of cervical cancer for which there is a vaccine. Vaccinations against HPV are of particular importance for rural girls as few of them ever get cervical cancer screening. The vaccine is free and available at local clinics in Uganda,  but there is no money to take health workers into schools to ensure everyone has access to the vaccine and gets a  full regimen. In the last month we have facilitated HPV vaccinations for over 1,000 girls in Kasiisi Project Schools. The Kibale Forest Schools’ Program/Kasiisi Project health team liaised between schools and clinics, organized parental letters of consent and funded transport of health workers to all 16 schools.