UNFPA, US pharma firm partner to roll out HPV vaccination in Vietnam

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the US-based pharmaceutical company Merc Sharp & Dohme (MSD) will join hands to support the Ministry of Health to roll out the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in Vietnam from 2019 – 2021. An agreement to this effect was signed between the two sides in Hanoi on July 24.

With a total budget of 400,000 USD, the collaboration aims to conduct evidence-based advocacy to encourage national and sub-national stakeholders to reduce the burden of HPV-related diseases and facilitate the gradual scale up of an HPV vaccination programme and the development of policies to prevent cervical cancer. 

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