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Cervical Cancer, Vaccine Equity, and Global Solidarity

April 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Full Title:
Cervical Cancer, Vaccine Equity, and Global Solidarity: Fighting for the Health of Women and Girls

Jeff D’Souza (Ph.D.) Investigator, Institute for Better Health, Instructor, McMaster University Continuing Education

Cervical cancer is preventable, yet more than 340,000 women die each year. Approximately 90% of these deaths take place in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), where access to prophylactics, diagnostics and treatments for cervical cancer is low. The single most effective way to prevent cervical cancer is to ensure that girls 9 to 14 years of age have access to an effective HPV vaccination schedule, but unfortunately many girls do not have access to such a vaccination schedule.

This presentation explores our moral responsibilities to women and girls at risk of developing cervical cancer in LMICs, and the present opportunity for governments and individuals in the Global North to do our part to help accelerate the global elimination of cervical cancer.

Additional Details:

The event is free and is open to the general public.

The direct link to the seminar will be sent out to registered participants 2 hours before the event. The JCB Bioethics Seminars are now being live-streamed to our YouTube channel. If you don’t receive the link 2 hours before the event, please head over there and click on the live stream. Subscribe to our channel to receive notices of upcoming events.


Please email Terry Yuen, jcb.ea@utoronto.ca.


April 5, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Joint Centre for Bioethics
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