NOMAN raises awareness about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancer epidemic in men and women, and campaigns for universal HPV vaccination, while challenging participants to extreme endurance races across the world.
NOMAN FOCUSES ON ENDING THE SUFFERING CAUSED BY HPV, THROUGH THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
HPV is the causal agent of 5% of cancer, yet the vast majority of people remain unaware of the link between the two outside of cervical cancer. We aim to raise awareness about the connection between HPV, cancer in both men and women, and the vaccine which can protect against the virus.
Vaccination against HPV presents the best opportunity to prevent our daughters and sons from attaining a HPV-related cancer. The majority of people will come to contact with the virus at some stage in their lives, regardless of their sex. A gender-neutral virus therefore requires a gender neutral vaccination.
Our vision is of a world where every country vaccinates both boys and girls against HPV. We work to influence policy so that gender-neutral vaccination becomes the gold standard of protection against HPV-related cancer.
It is vital that we educate parents that boys as well as girls are at risk for developing HPV-related illness. The disease burden caused by HPV includes cervical, penile, anal, vaginal, vulval and head & neck cancers. In fact, 5% of cancers are caused by HPV and develop in both men and women.
HELP END THE SUFFERING CAUSED BY HPV
COUNTRIES VACCINATING BOYS AND GIRLS AGAINST HPV
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
NETHERLANDS (September 2021)
NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS
SWEDEN (September 2020)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
US VIRGIN ISLANDS
As of January 2020, the following countries vaccinate both sexes against HPV or have passed legislation to do so: