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Join Online High-Level Panel Event on International HPV Awareness Day (4 March 2022)

IPVS hosted a live, multi-disciplinary, interactive panel event to explore the challenges and opportunities in relation to the prevention of HPV-related cancers. Global key opinion leaders addressed specific HPV vaccination topics that would in turn strengthen strategies to realize the global cervical cancer elimination goal and reduce all types of HPV-related cancer.

Zodwa Sithole, CANSA Head of Advocacy will be one of the panellists.

Time: 04:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

Who Should Attend?

Professionals and advocacy organizations working in the public health arena with a focus on cancer, sexual and reproductive health rights, women’s health and men’s health, and patient advocacy. Topics include:
  • How will HPV vaccination impact the global burden of disease?
  • What are the main challenges for governments and healthcare systems in achieving HPV vaccination?
  • What can we learn from program implementation progress in different resource settings around the world?
  • What are the biggest challenges and key opportunities in advancing access to HPV vaccines?
  • What is the impact of the COVID 19 global pandemic on access/take up of HPV vaccination – what strategies can we use to ameliorate that impact?
  • What are the key lessons from the COVID experience about changing public attitudes and behaviours towards vaccination and public health?


  • Dr. Patrick Amoth, Chair of the WHO Executive Board and Acting Director General for the Kenyan Ministry of Health
  • Marcia Anne Cross, Emmy-nominated actress, advocate, cancer thriver, HPV Cancers Alliance co-founder
  • Jason Mendelsohn, Founder of and HPV-cancer survivor
  • Dr. Joel Palefsky, International Papillomavirus Society and Chair of the International HPV Awareness Day Campaign
  • Dr. Sema Sgaier, Co-founder and CEO of Surgo Ventures. Alumni Board Member Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Zodwa Sithole, Head of Advocacy Cancer Association of South Africa, CANSA


  • Katja Iversen, Executive Advisor, Author, Global Advocate on purpose-driven Leadership. Former CEO of Women Deliver
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