Month: November 2015

Botswana’s Journey from Demonstration to Nationwide Scale-up of HPV Vaccination

Posted by On November 6, 2015

Summary by Toun Olateju, MD, MPH Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection which causes more than 70 percent of cervical cancer, is the primary preventative measure for cervical cancer, especially when administered before the debut of sexual activity. As recommended by the World Health Organization, the vaccine is most effective when […]


Zambia’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Program: Report and Evaluation

Posted by On November 4, 2015

Summary by Erica Asante, MPH Earlier this year, a study titled, “Population-Level Scale-Up of Cervical Cancer Prevention Services in a Low-Resource Setting: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia” was published in the PLOS ONE online journal. The Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia (CCPPZ), which began in 2006, represents […]