The hope of eradicating cervical cancer through vaccination

The teal and white ribbon symbolises cervical cancer, a cancer that is unique because it can be prevented through vaccination. — Filepic

At the Global Convening on HPV (human papillomavirus) organised by The Sabin Vaccine Institute in September (2023) in Kuala Lumpur, I stood before a diverse assembly of advocates, experts and policymakers, each of us carrying a shared burden of purpose to fight HPV and cervical cancer.

The atmosphere was electric, charged with determination and optimism, as we witnessed the launch of the Global Consortium on HPV.

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