Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals


WHO technical workshop on the role of the laboratory detection of human papillomavirus in global disease prevention and control

Acknowledging that HPV is a common infectious virus, with carcinogenic potential, that is strongly associated with cancer development, specially with cancer of the cervix in infected woment, WHO convened a gathering of HPV experts to consider the role of the laboratory n the prevention of HPV-related cancers globally. The group considered the role of that laboratory work plays in the context of other important infectious diseases such as flu, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella and pneumococcal infections. The group of HPV experts recommended the establishment of a Global HPV Laboratory Network. The network would have as mission to contribute to improving quality of laboratory procedures for the evaluation of HPV vaccination.The operational mechanism and other specific recommendations n laboratory assessment were outlined. (TOCs attached)

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