The Key Focus of the Commonwealth Youth Taskforce on Cervical Cancer and HPV
Increase awareness of HPV and its related cancers
Gender-neutral HPV programming:
Private sector commitments:
Better communication for health service providers:
Advocate for early detection and prevention approaches to HPV and cervical cancer
Ensure young people and their innovative strategies are involved in the policy-making process
Endorse a gender-neutral stance to HPV vaccination and awareness
for Active Action Against HPV (A4HPV)
The young founders of A4HPV strives to empower and involve young people in their global efforts for HPV and cervical cancer elimination. Originally focused on increasing vaccination and screening efforts in Singapore, A4HPV has developed into the Commonwealth Youth Taskforce for Cervical Cancer & HPV and works in tandem with the Secretariat’s Commonwealth International Taskforce for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer.
A4HPV aims to reduce the annual occurrence of cervical cancer to less than 4 per 100,000 women across the Commonwealth. As a youth-led initiative, A4HPV continues to welcome health leaders and youths looking to make a difference in the global health movement and through a satellite model, encourages members to consider developing chapters in their own countries.