Billions of dollars have been invested in health services for girls in low and middle income countries, from sexual health and family planning to nutrition and immunisation. But services often go under-utilised, even when they are free.
Because millions of girls do not see these services as being something “for them”. They do not understand the value to their health and as a result do not access them.
We want to change this.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance supports the poorest countries of the world to get access to affordable HPV vaccines.
Girl Effect helps millions of girls understand the importance of their health, building greater knowledge about cervical cancer and trust in the HPV vaccine encouraging girls to actively protect their health by making sure they receive the doses they need.
Since 2016 we have been working together to test, learn and adapt girl-centered communications to create demand for the HPV vaccine. We are making significant progress in building greater knowledge about cervical cancer and trust in the HPV vaccine which is encouraging uptake. Now we are working to understand and overcome gender barriers to immunisation. Our HPV-related content is successfully reaching and engaging girls at scale.
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