Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

HPV is a virus that causes cervical cancer and many other types of cancer. This is common in Nigeria and many other African countries. Read more here.

This is the vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer in girls and young women. It is two shots for young girls (9-14 years old) and three shots for older girls and young women (16-26 years old). It is recommended by the Nigerian guidelines and the World Health Organization. It is safe, effective, and has few adverse events.

This is how we know if someone has HPV infection. Screening among middle-aged women is particularly important. Read more here.

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease that is caused by the human papillomavirus. In order to prevent cervical cancer, we can give HPV vaccination to girls and screen middle-aged women. More details from the World Health Organization are available here.

We are 4 girls and women, a team of individuals, researchers, community activists, girls and women, all united with a common goal to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria and globally.

This program allows girls and women to focus on preventing cervical cancer which is a major cause of illness and death among women. It allows girls and women focus on matters that affect them, at their own pace, free from distractions and develop solutions to problems specific to this group.

This is a team made up of mothers and daughters. Mothers will include biological mothers, female caregivers, surrogate guardians, and related individuals who are female, in the appropriate age-range, and can legally provide consent for the girl’s participation.

We believe that girls and women can become empowered to end cervical cancer globally. We seek fresh and dynamic voices and experiences of mothers (including caregivers) and daughters to collaborate as a team to identify ways to promote HPV vaccination for girls and HPV screening for women. We believe you hold a mirror to our society and can challenge conventional expectations about ways to end cervical cancer. By joining 4GW, you will:

- Impact your community in a tangible and positive way;

- Help in solving one of the major problems in public health;

- Help girls and women have access to HPV vaccination and screening services;

- Connect to a worldwide network of mentors and leaders in public health;

- Connect with minded women and daughters from your community;

- Training in skills such as leadership, problem-solving, community engagement, research, and more.

You may apply to our open contest, join our 4GW ambassador group or partner with us. For more information, please contact You may also Join the 4GW community on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Share, like, and comment on inspiring articles and stories—and show your friends that #WeCanAllEndCervicalCancer!

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