Conducting Formative Research for HPV Vaccination Program Planning: Practical Experience from PATH
From 2006 to 2011, PATH conducted demonstration projects in four low- and middle-income countries—India, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam—to provide evidence for decision-making about public-sector introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. This is part of a series of reports that summarizes lessons learned from these projects to help guide future HPV vaccination program planning, especially in low-resource settings. This report demonstrates that preliminary formative research is a necessary component of overall planning, discusses formative research issues specific to cervical cancer, and explains how research results may be used for strategic planning within the cervical cancer context.
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