Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
Vol. 6, No. 4 December 27, 2018
A Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer: Context for the Global Public Health Practitioner
Mary Carol Jennings and Anagha Loharikar
Global Health: Science and Practice December 2018, 6(4):629-634; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00222
Many low- and middle-income countries are moving to introduce HPV vaccine into their national immunization programs. To improve coverage, equity, and sustainability, public health officials and practitioners can use planning and implementation lessons learned, including successful school-based delivery strategies, innovative approaches to reach out-of-school girls, best practices for communication and social mobilization, and integration of services to reduce delivery cost. Policy makers, donors, and global partners should continue to consider ways to drive down costs of vaccine procurement.