Brazilian authorities have donated to Cabo Verde 80 thousand doses of vaccines against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and yellow fever, announced on Tuesday June 27 the Cape Verdean Ministry of Health.
The Health Ministry said that the vaccines – 50 thousand doses against HPV and 30 thousand doses against yellow fever – arrived in Praia on Sunday and represent “a humanitarian donation from the government of the Republic of Brazil to the government of Cape Verde.
“This donation is part of the cooperation relations between the two countries in the area of health through the two ministries of health. The yellow fever vaccine is used in the prevention of yellow fever, a disease caused by an arbovirus. It is recommended for prophylaxis in endemic areas or for travelers”, the note recalls.
The HPV vaccine, meanwhile, is designed to protect against diseases caused by the papilloma virus. “This is a donation that will strengthen the ‘stock’ of the two vaccines in the country and support the strengthening of the vaccination campaign against HPV, which the country started in 2021 for girls aged 10 to 13 years, with the aim of protecting women’s health, vaccinating children before the onset of sexual activity as a way of contributing to the reduction of uterine cancer,” adds the information.