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Collaborating for best practice: FIGO’s vaccination workshop 

Earlier this month, CCAE’s co-chair, Cancer Research UK, attended a workshop hosted by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). The event served to bring together medical, policy and technical implementation professionals from across the world to discuss means of sustainably implementing vaccination programmes for women. Through these conversations, delegates contributed to the discussions of best practice strategies on HPV vaccination programme implementation. FIGO will flesh out these initial suggestions in collaboration with members throughout their global community, before publishing official recommendations for all HPV programme developers and deliverers around the world. 

It was a privilege to learn of the diverse experiences of researchers, advocates, and implementers across the globe, all committed to eliminating cervical cancer. By listening to the stories and studies of fellow delegates, and sharing our own insights, CCAE hopes to support the creation and implementation of strategies that will see every girl vaccinated against HPV before she turns 15. 

The timing of developing HPV vaccination programmes, and delivering them well, has never been more crucial. With new HPV vaccines making their way through approval, and the WHO’s endorsement of single dose regimens, we are at an opportune moment to make the HPV vaccine accessible to more girls than ever before.  

Click here to find out more about FIGO’s global approach to HPV vaccination and cervical cancer.