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ENGAGe TEENs Project

This project consists of girls and boys from ages 13-19 that work to spread awareness about Human Papillomavirus/HPV, cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine to the youth of the world.

The background of the project is prevention of HPV, including cervical cancer and other HPV related cancers, and getting more teens to get the HPV vaccine. The reason that it should be teens reaching out to other teens is because they understand each other and know how to communicate with each other. Teens connect with and listen to their peers more than they would with adults.

If you are interested in joining the ENGAGe TEENs or if you have any questions, you are more than welcome. Please contact us by e-mail at: engage@esgo.org.

We are ENGAGe TEENs:

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Esra Urkmez
Project supervisor, Mentor
Dance With Cancer
USA

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Selin Bayrakli
Project leader
USA

My name is Selin, I am a high school junior from the United States. I joined this project because I have a passion for helping people, whether that means minorities, marginalized communities, or uneducated youth. Unfortunately, countless lives are lost each year because of the HPV and other related cancers. With this project, we will be able to spread awareness and increase intergenerational communication about HPV and the HPV vaccine that can save lives and I am very excited to be part of it!

Watch my presentation about ENGAGe TEENs at the Patient Advocacy Seminar 2021 in Prague HERE

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Jasmine Akman
Project coordinator
USA

My name is Jasmine, I am a high school junior from the United States. I joined this project because I have a passion for medicine and helping people is the only thing in life that feels fulfilling, therefore, I want to become a doctor. With that in mind, a big part of medicine is prevention and education, which is what I want to do as a member. Education increases communication and with that, many lives can be saved.

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Lily Akman
Project coordinator
USA

My name is Lily, I am a high school junior from the United States. I joined this project to educate people. I believe that learning and understanding is power and without it, people can easily miss out on great opportunities like preventing diseases that may be detrimental in the future. I believe that lives are saved with information.

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Anika Adámková
Country head
Czech Republic

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Petra Adámková
Mentor
ONKO UNIE
Czech Republic

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Amalie Lemley Boetter
Country head
Denmark

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Birthe Lemley 
Mentor
KIU
Denmark

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Mako Museridze
Country head
Georgia

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Ekaterine Sanikidze 
Mentor
GPU/ GynOnco Group
Georgia

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Vivien Böjte
Country head
Hungary

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Icó Tóth
Mentor
Mallow Flower Foundation
Hungary

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Francesco Di Fino
Country head
Italy

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Valentina Lombardo
Mentor
ACTO Sicilia
Italy

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Defne Akbulut
Country head
Turkey

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Ceren Coşkun
Mentor
Dance with Cancer
Turkey

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Eda Isi
School club head
Turkey

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Yeşim Tunçer
Mentor
Pi Women's Cancer Charity
Turkey

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Margaryta Lyzogub
Country head
Ukraine

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Natalia Khandobina
Mentor
FENIX
Ukraine

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Doga Uzel
Country head
Canada

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Esra Urkmez
Mentor
Dance with Cancer
USA

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Iva Zahradnikova, Czech Republic
Project manager
ESGO Office

engage@esgo.org

HPV Experts behind ENGAGe TEENs:

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Prof. Murat Gultekin, Turkey
ENGAGe Past Co-Chair
Turkish Ministry of Health, Cancer Control Department
Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Training
and Research Hospital, Ankara

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Icó Tóth, Hungary
ENGAGe Past Co-Chair
Mallow Flower Foundation

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Dr. Maja Pakiz, Slovenia
University Medical Centre Maribor

 We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the ENGAGe TEENs project: