Three out of every 100 women in Tarija have cervical cancer.
Vaccination is the responsibility of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). Before the strict lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HPV vaccine was provided every year in educational facilities. But this year it could not take place as normal.
Vaccination teams leave for peri-urban areas
Staff from the Palmarcito Health Center decided to go out in vaccination teams to visit peri-urban and rural areas, to look for any girls who did not receive the vaccine in the first few months of the year
Inter-agency partnerships and vaccinations
Today, the teams are visiting facilities of the nongovernmental organization ‘Educación y Futuro’ [Education and the Future] (EDYFU), where children from disadvantaged families living in the outskirts of the city of Tarija gather.