Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
3) What is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)? Discuss the challenges around the vaccination, what are the views opposing and supporting the HPV vaccination?Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article states that widespread vaccination programmes can help achieve WHO’s global call to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the HPV and the challenges around the vaccination.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by explaining what is HPV. ‘Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)’ causes penile cancer in men and cervical, vaginal, anal & vulvar cancer in women.
Discussion should include the following:
Have a detailed discussion on the HPV, its spread and onset.
Then discuss the current status of the Vaccination drive for HPV in India, explain the issues and challenges around it. what are the views opposing it, supporting it etc.
Conclude by stating importance of it.