HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, which in turn is the leading cause of death from cancer amongst Haitian women. The 2,500 girls who were vaccinated this month will be protected from this terrible disease beacause of the geneoristy of Merck’s donation, and the hard work of SBH’s Community Health team. Thanks also to Kobo Toolbox, which provides free data collection tools that work offline and in low bandwitch settings like rural Haiti. The team used Kobo on Samsung tablets to create a customized data collection interface that allows us to track the campaign and make sure we can follow up with every girl for round two.
To help cover the costs of round two of the HPV vaccine campaign, and ensure that all of these girls get full protection from the disease, please contribute, or call our office at 617-244-9800 to learn more.