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Self-government HPV vaccination programmes in Poland, 2009–2016
 
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Medical University, Warsaw, Poland
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Institute of Rural Heath, Lublin, Poland
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Anna Augustynowicz   

Medical University, Warsaw, Poland
 
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Introduction:
Cervical cancer is the fourth neoplasm in women with respect to incidence. In Poland, both cervical cancer incidence and corresponding mortality are gradually decreasing. Despite these improvements, the epidemiological situation significantly deviates from European standards. Poland has one of Europe’s lowest five-year survival rates at 54.1% for patients diagnosed in 2000–2002, compared to the European mean value of 62.1%.

Objective:
The aim of this study is to present health policy programmes related to HPV vaccinations run by local self-government units in 2009–2016.

Material and methods:
The research is based on analysis of already existing data developed by provincial governors and annual information reviews on health-policy programmes implemented by local self-government units presented to the Ministry of Health. All the programmes that included HPV vaccinations have been subjected to analysis.

Results:
In 2009–2016, local government units implemented a total of 1,204 health policy programmes that covered HPV vaccinations. Under these programmes, 2.05% of girls aged 10–14 were vaccinated. Percentage-wise, these were communes that contributed the most financially to the HPV vaccination programmes, whereas the counties the least.

 
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