Women deliver award
to GAVI’s support for HPV vaccines
On International Women’s Day 2012, GAVI’s support for HPV vaccines was hailed by Women Deliver as one of the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions that deliver on women’s and girls’ health.
Women Deliver, a global advocacy organisation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of girls and women, received nominations from 103 countries. The top 50 initiatives were chosen through an online voting process.
HPV, which is highly transmissible, is responsible for the vast majority of cases of cervical cancer. Worldwide, 275,000 women die from cervical cancer each year. Over 85% of these deaths occur in developing countries.
The Alliance invited countries to apply for HPV vaccine support in April 2012. GAVI has been working with vaccine manufacturers to reduce the price of HPV vaccines to a sustainable level.
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