Working together to prevent Cervical Cancer and save lives

Bruntville Community Health Center (Department of Health KZN) is investing in the health of young girls and that of future generation of women from contracting cancer of the cervix by working together with the department of basic education in an HPV campaign.

The Bruntville CHC will from the 10th March 2014 vaccinate young girls aged between 9 and 15 years of age to prevent them from contracting HPV. The campaign is a national campaign by the national department of health and the department of basic education in partnership. This campaign will see young girls being vaccinated at schools from the 10th March 2014 to the 11th April 2014 which will be the first dose and from around September 2014 to October 2014 second dose of the HPV campaign.

The Bruntville CHC school team will be vaccinating girls around thirty-nine (39) schools in the Mooi river area. “Target coverage of eighty (80) percent will do” said, Nhlanhla Kubheka clinical nurse practitioner for Bruntville CHC.

Clinical nurse pratitioner T Dladla administering the HPV vaccine to a beneficiary during the campaign

Clinical nurse pratitioner T Dladla administering the HPV vaccine to a beneficiary during the campaign.