The challenges towards achieving HPV vaccination and screening coverage in Japan: Are we closing the disparity gaps?
Supervisors names: Jane Hocking (Principle supervisor), Julia Brotherton, Kota Katanoda (Co-supervisors)
Globally, cervical cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer in women. In Japan it is the 9th most common cause of cancer, and the 2nd most common cause of cancer in women of reproductive age. Concerningly, cervical cancer incidence and mortality is increasing in Japan. A complex system of health insurance makes it difficult to assess the national coverage of cervical screening. Achieving sufficient HPV vaccination coverage for adolescent girls has also been a challenge. This PhD will generate information to inform evidence based decision making regarding HPV vaccination and cervical screening strategies in Japan.
Scholarship and funding bodies: RTP for fees (No stipend or other scholarship).