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Lessons Learnt From Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in 45 Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This article, published in PLoS ONE, synthesizes lessons learned and determinants of success from human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration projects and national programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors conducted interviews with 56 key informants, performed a systematic literature review, and synthesized results thematically. Results showed that school-based vaccine delivery supplemented with health facility-based delivery for out-of-school girls attained high coverage. Additionally, early engagement of teachers as partners in social mobilization, consent, vaccination day coordination, follow-up of non-completers, and adverse events was considered invaluable. The authors conclude that considerable experience in HPV vaccine delivery in LMICs is available, lessons are generally consistent across countries, and dissemination of these could improve HPV vaccine introduction.

Author: Gallagher KE, Howard N, Kabakama S, et al.

Published: 2017

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Citation: Gallagher KE, Howard N, Kabakama S, et al. Lessons Learnt From Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in 45 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(6):e0177773.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global