HPV Vaccination Campaign Chiradzulu Malawi
Malawi 2020 © Nadia Marini/ MSF
Current estimates show Malawi as having the world’s highest rate of mortality from cervical cancer, and the second highest incidence rate of new cases each year. In January 2020, MSF participated in Malawi’s second nationwide HPV vaccination campaign, gathering 9-year-old girls for their first dose and 10-year-olds for their second dose. Over eight days in rural Chiradzulu, MSF and the Ministry of Health provided vaccinations to more than 8,500 girls across 100 schools and 17 health centers.