Thursday, October 24, 2013

A shout out to all my ladies out there;

Hello my beautiful ladies! It's been a while and because of that very reason, I am not going to talk about beauty stuff today. Instead, I am going to talk about something that is very familiar and yes it is important for us to know about which is the Cervical Cancer. Horror, I know. So, before I get any further of what I'm about to tell you ladies, let me briefly tell about what exactly is the Cervical Cancer.

     "Cervical cancer is a disease in which cells in the cervix grow abnormally. About 99.7 per cent of cervical cancer cases are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).Vaccinating against cervical cancer may reduce deaths by as much as two-thirds.It is the third most common cancer among Malaysians and should be stopped. "

Now, that you know briefly about Cervical Cancer, I believe you have the rough idea of what it is right? And not to forget how harmful it can be if you are infected by this cancer? Worry not, ladies! I have a great news for you regarding this matter. It is better to prevent than to cure, right? So, there is a solution for us to prevent this from happening which is the HPV Shot. As I mentioned earlier, HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus and needless to say of how terrifying this can be if we were to get infected. 

And because of this very reason, the HPV Vaccination Program (PVHPV) is initiated by Population and Family Development Board Malaysia (LPPKN) under the prevision of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM). The main objective for this vaccination program is to reduce the load of disease as a cause of Cervical Cancer for the next 20 years to come. There are three goals for this vaccination programme :

  • To administer HPV vaccination to all women born in 1993 to 1995 that belongs to the "catch up group."
  • To protect Malaysian women from the risk of HPV infection.
  • To lessen the risk of cervical cancer among women in Malaysia.

"How much will it costs me to get the shots? Where can I get the shots?" This is the exciting part. You do not need to pay for anything, ladies! YES, it is 100% free of charge. Now, who's gonna give you free stuff right? Of course, this only applies to the women born in 1993-1995 only. (This is for the free shots part.) Besides that, under the government initiative from 2nd October-16th November, LPPKN will be going to Universities in Klang Valley, Sabah and Sarawak to give out free vaccine to all selected Universities students. The vaccination programme will start at 9am to 4pm. And here, I will include the schedule for the vaccination programme : 

  • Taylor's University College @Syopz  - 2nd October 2013
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (Pintu 1) -  9th October 2013
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (Bukit Ekspo) -  26th October 2013
  • 1 Borneo Mall -  16th November 2013
  • UniMas Sarawak -  14th November 2013

If you have missed the two dates above, you are welcome to get the shots at the other 3 selected dates mention above. And the nearest one that you can come and get the free shots will be on the 26th October at Universiti Putra Malaysia, location Bukit Ekspo. Apart from the roadshow, eligible participants can also receive the HPV vaccination at any one of the 58 LPPKN Nur Sejahtera clinics or health centres at public universities nationwide. Come and get your free shots ladies!

After you have completed all three doses, you will also be given a pass to a concert with locally-renowned artistes that is scheduled in the second quarter of 2014. (2nd March 2014) How exciting is that ladies? Here's another fun part that I'm sure you wanna hear. *drum rolls*

    "In the immediate, participants from each university or college who register to vaccinate in a group of five or more will be eligible for a lucky draw, with the prize being a fully-sponsored Girls Day Out session. (The destination of full expense paid Girls Day Out will be a secret but we promise it will be something really fun )"

What are you waiting for? Nobody's gonna give you free stuff and it's beneficial for you. If all these explanations are not enough, read this. 

"The National Cancer Registry in 2007 reported that as many as 847 new cases of cervical cancer were detected. This means that on average, about two to three new cases were confirmed every day. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer affecting Malaysian women." If you have any further inquiries, you can log on to facebook and like this page, Click here

I have done my part, have you? Let's protect ourselves and love ourselves better. Shall we ladies? 


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