HPV Vaccination in Africa: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Program in Uganda
This report summarizes a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program implemented in Uganda where the HPV vaccine was made available to almost 10,000 girls in select parts of the country. The purpose of the study was to investigate operational issues related to HPV vaccination of young adolescent girls, aimed at identifying the most effective strategies. The report interprets the results and summarizes helpful lessons for policymakers and program managers, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa, looking to shape their own HPV vaccination programs. Lessons learned may be especially applicable to other countries with similar cultural, economic, and health contexts.
Author(s): PATH, Child Health and Development Centre, Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization