Ministry of Public Health – network partners Announcement of cooperation to move forward with HPV vaccination

Ministry of Public Health, – The Ministry of Public Health, together with 13 agencies, announced cooperation to move forward with accelerating the HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer among women aged 11-20 years, 1 million injections within 100 days, according to the policy “Comprehensive Cancer” – HPV vaccination” along with the campaign “Knowledge, prevention, early detection and treatment. Safe from cancer”

Dr. Chonnan Srikaew, Minister of Public Health Chaired and witnessed the signing ceremony announcing cooperation to drive a comprehensive cancer policy. and a campaign to vaccinate 1 million HPV shots in 100 days for women aged 11-20 years under the concept “Knowledge, prevention, early detection and treatment. Safe from cancer” with Mr. Santi Promphat, Deputy Minister of Public Health Dr. Opas Karikawinpong Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health is a signatory of cooperation with network partner agencies, including the Ministry of Education Ministry of Interior Ministry of Labor Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Bangkok Basic Educational Service Area Office, Thai Red Cross Society, National Health Security Office National Vaccine Institute, Department of Medical Services, Department of Health, and Department of Disease Control

Dr. Chonnan said that cancer is considered an important public health problem in Thailand. and has a tendency to increase In particular, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Thai women under 45 years of age. In 2020, approximately 9,000 new cases were found and approximately 4,700 deaths were found. The cause was infection with the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV, which can Preventable with vaccines In particular, if injected before sexual intercourse, it will be effective in preventing infection up to 93-95 percent, resulting in reducing the risk of cervical cancer in the next 10-20 years. The Ministry of Public Health has a policy to expedite vaccination to prevent HPV infection in women aged 11 – 20 years, both within and outside the education system. To reduce the incidence of cervical cancer The goal is to inject 1 million injections within 100 days according to the policy to raise the level of 30 baht and Quick Win “Complete Cancer – HPV Vaccine”.

“All agencies are united in announcing their cooperation in moving forward with HPV vaccination, including campaigns inviting target groups to receive services. and provide services that are easily accessible The injection will be kicked off all over the country on November 8th. In addition, the Ministry of Public Health also supports cervical cancer screening for women aged 30-60 years to help Thai women be much safer from cervical cancer. also increased,” Dr. Chonnan said. -Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency