Increasing Coverage of Cervical Screening in Japan

Event | March 26, 2022

Finished Mar 26 2022

The global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer envisages a world where cervical cancer is eliminated as a public health problem by 2099.  As part of the global elimination strategy, 70% of women should be screened with a highly sensitive test at least twice in a lifetime. Screening coverage is between 30-40% in Japan and primary HPV testing is not recommended by the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare. In this Webinar with examples from successful screening programmes in the UK and Malaysia, we look at possible strategies to increase cervical screening coverage in Japan such as nurse-led screening and HPV self-sampling.

Participation is open to all interested persons and institutions.


Date and Time:

March 26th, 2022 (Sat)

18:00-20:00 JST


Online (zoom webinar)



English (with Japanese simultaneous interpretation)



Contact Person:
Dr. Sharon J. B. Hanley at Hokkaido University for Environmental and Health Sciences, sjbh1810[at]