Human Papilloma Virus Vaccinations for Adolescent Girls

The Partnership aims to support the Global Vaccine Alliance's newly-launched programme to prevent cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccinations for Adolescent Girls

Cervical cancer claims the lives of more than a quarter of a million women every year with an overwhelming majority of deaths occurring in the world’s poorest countries. In 2014, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) invested US$ 25 million grant to the GAVI Alliance to protect girls and women in developing countries from the leading cause of cervical cancer. The funding will support the GAVI Alliance to purchase the human papillomavirus vaccine which offers protection against the infection which causes the cancer. To date, the GAVI Alliance is currently supporting 23 countries that are either undertaking or have received approval for HPV programmes.

HPV vaccination programmes also offer a platform for adolescent girls to engage with health care professionals and access additional health services at a crucial stage in their lives. Many women in developing countries do not have any contact with health workers from when they are born until they become mothers themselves.


  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) - duplicate

    United Kingdom | Staff size: 51-100

    The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi....

  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)

    Funding Agencies, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva,...

More Resources

Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 25 Million