• Mildred Akandinda Department of Public Administration and development Studies, Kampala International University, Western Campus, Uganda
  • Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Madonna University Nigeria, Elele Campus, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Chinelo Chioma Madekwe Vinnytsya National Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • Sarah Nakyeyune Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Western Campus, Uganda
Keywords: Vaccine, human papilloma virus, cervical cancer, vaccination, sexually transmitted diseases, Africa


Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. It is estimated that 75% of sexually active men and women will acquire HPV infection in their lifetime. HPV infections are most prevalent in young adults, as sexual risk behaviors are greatest in this age group. The comprehensive search strategy with the help of an information from google scholar, web of science, scopus, pubmed central, semantics, LiveDNA, etc was done. The review highlight the need for the development of additional interventions and policies to improve vaccination among SMs. Recently, researchers and clinicians have called for policy to make HPV vaccination mandatory among service members. In the absence of such a policy, however, interventions should be developed to aid in improving HPV vaccination rates. The highlight specific groups of service members that could be targeted through such interventions. A number of both individual and community factors were significantly associated with HPV vaccination. The Odds of HPV vaccination were higher among girls age; 11, 13, and 14 compared to girls age 10 years, attending school compared to girls not attending school, who were; foreigners, Iteso, Karamajong, Banyoro, Basoga, and other tribe compared to Baganda, living in families with 1–8 members compared to those living in families with

9 or more members and middle social economic status compared to poor wealth quintile. There is no comprehensive systematic review that has assessed interventions to improve HPV vaccination coverage across all country income categories. These limitations justify the need for a comprehensive systematic review on the interventions to improve HPV vaccination coverage.

How to Cite
Akandinda, M., Obeagu, E. I., Madekwe, C. C., & Nakyeyune, S. (2022). A REVIEW ON FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HPV VACCINATION IN AFRICA. Madonna University Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences ISSN: 2814-3035, 2(3), 1-5. Retrieved from https://madonnauniversity.edu.ng/journals/index.php/medicine/article/view/68