Using HPV vaccination for promotion of an adolescent package of care: Opportunity and perspectives

Catherine Macphail, Emilie Venables, Helen Rees, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe BMC Public Health, 2013; 13: 493 Download publication (open access)

Evidence from developed countries indicates that the HPV vaccine schedule may be a useful platform from which to deliver other adolescent health care services.

This paper, co-authored by STRIVE researchers at WRHI, demonstrates that a combined approach to integrating adolescent preventive health services with the HPV vaccine in South Africa found general support. However, it emphasises the need to take local context into account.

The authors indicate a range of low resource strategies for ensuring that national policies are introduced at local level in a manner that addresses local priorities and resource availability.

 

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