The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

Nothing makes Bhutan happier than having healthy girls and healthy women. So when approached by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother of Bhutan to expand our work into Bhutan, ACCF jumped at the chance.

Following the success of a vaccination pilot program in 2009, we’ve partnered with the Bhutan Ministry of Health and Merck in 2010 to launch the first National HPV Vaccination Program in a developing country. Since then, we’ve helped facilitate the vaccination of almost 100,000 Bhutanese girls.

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary, and reflecting the success of the program, Bhutan continues to take a leading role amongst developing countries by seeking to introduce HPV DNA screening for women and planning to vaccinate boys.

Thanks to our annual Adventure Challenge, you can see the magic of the Kingdom of Bhutan for yourself while getting an up-close and personal look at our work on the ground.