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/Endemic, Female, Genitourinary and gynaecologic conditions, Health, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, Infections and infectious diseases (all), Neoplasms and hematologic conditions, Sexual and reproductive health, Vaccine-preventable infections, Viral fevers/VHF