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Developing Countries: Human Papillomavirus

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL6185, tabled on 20 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider developing a campaign to vaccinate all girls in developing countries against HPV.

Answered on

28 March 2017

The UK’s assessment is that the most effective approach to vaccinate all girls in developing countries against HPV is through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi will vaccinate 40 million girls against HPV and prevent 900,000 deaths by 2020. The UK is the largest contributor to Gavi, and UK funds will vaccinate over 10 million girls against HPV by 2020, preventing over 200,000 future deaths from cervical cancer.

DFID supports low income countries to strengthen their health services, so that they can effectively address the existing disease burden and be responsive to the future and changing health needs.