Designing HPV Vaccination Campaign in Rural Haiti
Haiti has the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world, and cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Haitian women. Though HPV vaccination is proven to reduce cervical cancer rates, Haiti has never had widespread access to the vaccine. The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation (SBHF) recently initiated southern Haiti’s first-ever HPV vaccination campaign, and is leading advocacy efforts for national vaccine adoption. This presentation will explore strategies developed to implement an effective vaccination program to protect over 4,500 girls from cervical cancer in rural Haiti. During the session we will explore how SBHF’s community health team combined vaccination best-practices and innovative tools to ensure success. We will also demonstrate the feasibility of implementing this replicable model on a large-scale.