Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Corner Room, 5/F, Town House, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Speaker(s): Dr Giampiero Favato
This is a hybrid event -
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The Centre for Applied Health and Social Care Research (CAHSCR) engaged in inter-professional applied health and social care research for all social groups irrespective of class, gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and mental or physical health needs. We also engage in research pertaining to the education of healthcare professionals, which addresses the key questions and concerns of those using, providing, and commissioning health and social care services. We will do this through undertaking and showcasing research that will enhance evidence-based education, promoting public engagement and maximising the effective organisation and delivery of health and social care services.
Protect our boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
Speaker: Dr Giampiero Favato
Kingston University played a pivotal role in the policy decision by health ministers in Italy and England to extend the national HPV vaccination programme to boys, as well as in the implementation of the new legislation in both countries. It also influenced indirectly the decisions of other EU countries to vaccinate boys.
Kingston research showed that failing to vaccinate boys could amount to discrimination, due to the individual-level protection such a programme would afford. The equality argument, supported by new evidence of cost-effectiveness, determined the extension of the HPV vaccination to boys. In December 2017 Italy approved the gender-neutral vaccination against HPV: since then 118,506 boys have been vaccinated. The Italian Health service has estimated €71 million saving per year. The NHS expanded the HPV vaccination to include all boys in school year 8 in England from September 2019. By 2058, Public Health England claims the programme may have prevented more than 50,000 non-cervical cancers.
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Contact: Nathalie Leung
Directions to Corner Room, 5/F, Town House, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: