PGB, PHO-PH launch joint initiative to combat HPV threats in Bulacan

HPV-FREE BULACAN.Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando with a student who receives her Human Papillomavirus Vaccine from Department of Health Bulacan Development Management Officer IV Melody Santos and Provincial Public Health Office Registered Nurse Bonn Buzz Cabantog during the Bulacan HPV Vaccination Launching coinciding the Briefing on the Implementation of the Province-wide Flood Control and River Restoration Program at Isla Ballroom 3 Tower Wing, EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Mandaluyong yesterday.  Also with them are Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro, (from left) MSD Philippines Advocacy Partner for Cervical Cancer Awareness Access Program Team Manager Ana De Jesus, Department of Health Bulacan Team Leader Dr. Emily V. Paulino, some mayors and Provincial Administrator Antonia V. Constantino.

CITY OF MALOLOS – As part of Governor Daniel R. Fernando’s ongoing commitment to public health and well-being, the Department of Health together with the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Health Office – Public Health held the Bulacan HPV Vaccination Launching at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city on Monday, April 29.


As vaccines are believed to be more effective and potent at a young age, the PHO-PH with the help of local government units and Barangay Health Workers will be targeting HPV Vaccine distribution to public school children under 9-14 years old to mitigate the 90% risk of cervical cancers, 95% risk of all male HPV-related cancers and 90% risk of genital warts.


This initiative comes in response to the alarming prevalence of HPV-related cancers, currently ranking as the second most common cancer after breast cancer.


In his message delivered by his Chief of Staff Atty. Nikki Manuel S. Coronel, Fernando said that he will continue to pray for the success of the current vaccination effort which will pave the way for many more health interventions for the safety of Bulakenyos.


“Tayo po sa Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan ay laging nakahanda sa pagtugon sa mga hamon ng kalusugan mula noon hanggang sa ngayon. Patuloy po ang ating pagsisikap sa pagtataguyod ng maganda at masiglang pamayanan para sa bawat Bulakenyo na siyang nagpapatatag sa atin bilang isang lalawigan,” Fernando said.


The distribution of HPV vaccines to public school children province-wide is underway.