Social mobilisation, consent and acceptability: a review of human papillomavirus vaccination procedures in low and middle-income countries
Effective communication is considered especially important prior to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction to encourage acceptance, uptake and adherence among girls of an often-novel age group.
This study synthesised experiences and lessons learnt around social mobilisation, consent, and acceptability from 37 low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Effective messages and lessons learnt were consistent across world regions and HPV vaccination projects/programmes. These can be used to guide HPV vaccination communication strategies without additional formative research.
Adolescents, Child health, Children, Epidemic, Female, Genitourinary and gynaecologic diseases, Health, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, Infections and infectious diseases (all), Neoplasms and hematologic diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Vaccine-preventable infections, Viral fevers