Vanuatu women's health appeal
Aiming to raise $1M to fund women's health in perpetuity for Vanuatu Women!

Our Vision & Goals

Hope for Health is about bringing affordable sustainable health innovations to Vanuatu.
We seek to bring people, technology and resources together to achieve synergies and efficiencies in health related projects.

Our Health project interests are broad and encompass all aspects that may affect Nivanuatu health and well being including education, financial health , mental health.

Our belief is Vanuatu has a great resource in its expat community , it’s nivan community, it’s partner organisations and the greater Australian, New Zealand and Pacific community. By linking, liaising, combining, communicating and seeking synergies, that together, we can achieve so much more for Vanuatu than if we act individually.

We are interested in linking with all other organisations that do work in Vanuatu so we avoid duplication of effort and help each other to achieve our mutual goals, avoiding waste and lost opportunities to achieve better outcomes. Please contact us if you plan a project in Vanuatu so we can endeavour to assist each other.

We remain linked into the Ministry of a Health executive , doctors and nurses priorities and listen to their health needs and seek to find achievable practical solutions for their expressed concerns.

One of our key current goals is to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in Vanuatu through vaccination and screening.

Cervical Cancer should be almost entirely preventableā€œ Professor Ian Frazer AC (co-inventor
of the cervical cancer vaccine, featured in the catching cancer video)
“Why is it then that over 280,000 women still die every year from cervical cancer? Every 2 minutes, somewhere in the world, a family is grieving the loss of its wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend from this serious yet highly preventable disease?”

Cervical cancer is a leading cancer killer of women in developing countries. Both ACCF and
HFHV are committed to providing the cervical cancer vaccine to girls
and cervical screening for women in developing countries who would not otherwise receive it, working closely alongside Ministry of Health who implement the programs.

By vaccinating a girl in a developing country, her risk of dying from cervical cancer is reduced by
up to 80%. By screening a woman in a developing country for cervical cancer even just once, her
risk of dying from cervical cancer is reduced by up to 40%. If screened twice , her risk is reduced by 55%, three times , 65%. Our Women’s Health Appeal is to try and fund this in perpetuity for the women of Vanuatu.

Prof Ian Frazer is a major supporter of the cervical cancer reduction program in Vanuatu and continues to support and assist through HFHV and ACCF.