26th Feb 2016, Pokhara
HPV Vaccination program as the latest pilot project (covering Chitwan and Kaski district) to prevent cervical cancer has begun here today from Pokhara, Kaski. This has become possible due to the joint initiative of Child Health Division and Family Health Division under Department of Health Services. Mr. Shanta Bahadur Shrestha, Secretary from MoH formally inaugurated the program today from Kanya Secondary School, Nadipur, Pokhara. Meanwhile, Director General of DoHS Dr. Pushpa Chaudhary handed over the vaccine carrier with HPV vaccine to health worker for starting the campaign. Preshila Paija, 10 year girl studying in class six at the school was the first one to receive first HPV Vaccine in Nepal. This vaccine completes in two doses administered at the interval of six months. The program has targeted to immunize nearly 15,000 school girls studying in Grade VI or non-school girls of age 10 years from Chitwan and Kaski district.
Some Photos of this memorable event:
|DG handover vaccine carrier to Health worker|
|Preshshila Paija receiving 1st HPV Vaccine|
|With Director General of DoHS Dr. Pushpa Chaudhary and Mitra Prasad Aryal|
|With Secretary of MOH Distribution|