Dr Junko Shida is a Lecturer from the Miyagi University in Japan who has extensive professional experience in nursing patients suffering from cervical cancer. Her experience combined with the rapidly increasing and profoundly challenging for public health rates of women with this disease, motivated her to develop educational programmes that disseminate information regarding this disease and consequently focus on cervical cancer prevention. The need to introduce programmes that underline the importance of cervical cancer screening and prevention has a profound global touch. Cancer Research UK points out that there are more than 3000 new patients diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK every year, and the rate with which women, mostly between 30-45 years, are diagnosed is rapidly increasing. However, HPV infection, which causes cervical cancer, is not only dangerous for women but also for men and is not age-dependant. In fact, these misconceptions underline the importance of cervical - and HPV - education; education that needs to commence at high school. The focus of this latest project is to introduce cervical cancer prevention education programmes in all Japanese high schools.