We would have liked you to meet Dorji Om from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan (pictured above with her son and two daughters). Until recently, she worked at the local market to support her three beautiful children.
In March this year, 30 year old Dorji, lost her battle with Cervical Cancer.
Dorji is one of over 270,000 women around the world who die from cervical cancer each year. 90% of these women are living in developing countries where access to screening and treatment is rare.
Fortunately, you can help prevent Dorji’s daughters from suffering a fate similar to their mother’s.
ACCF facilitates the vaccination of girls in developing countries like Bhutan to reduce their risk of dying from this all-to-common disease. Here in Australia, we are lucky to have the HPV vaccination provided free for 11-13 year old girls – and in the last year, for boys too – but in developing countries, where the vaccination is desperately needed, it isn’t that easy.
By vaccinating a girl in a developing country it reduces her risk of dying from cervical cancer by up to 80%. In nations where over 270,000 women die of cervical cancer each year, a simple and effective vaccination can save a life.
ACCF have worked with the Bhutanese government to introduce the 1st National HPV Vaccine program in a developing country. This means that all 12 year old girls in Bhutan can now receive the vaccination.
However, facilitating the safe arrival of the vaccination in country and ensuring as many girls as possible receive it isn’t easy. ACCF needs your help to ensure the vaccine reaches every girl it can.
Your tax-deductible donation of $20 to ACCF will ensure that all 3 of the required doses of the vaccine are delivered to help protect one girl from cervical cancer. Just $1000 can vaccinate and help protect an entire class of 50 girls.
Your donation will help ensure that girls like Dorji’s daughters will live a life free from cervical cancer.