GAIA Vaccine Foundation

Project Title: Educational Outreach on Cervical Cancer, HPV, and the Vaccine

Location: Mali

Grant Amount: $48,522

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Areas of Impact: Gender Equality, Health

Mission of GAIA Vaccine Foundation
GAIA Vaccine Foundation's mission is to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the underserved and promote the development of globally relevant, globally accessible vaccines that can be distributed on a not-for-profit basis in the developing world.

Our grant will fund a year-long educational community outreach campaign on HPV, the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer. This campaign will assist in the introduction of the HPV vaccine to Mali and improve general knowledge about HPV/cervical cancer so that women and girls are able to make informed decisions that are in the best interests of their health and wellbeing.

Why We Love This
GAIA Vaccine works in conjunction with social influencers, religious leaders, renowned musicians, nurses, and doctors involved in women’s health care. It engages, educates, and destigmatizes information on HIV/AIDS by using storytelling cloths illustrating information about HIV transmission. These cloths are a unique and effective health education tool for a mostly illiterate society.