Advocates want more women to get vaccinated against cervical cancer.
It's now been 12 months since New Zealand committed to ending the disease that kills 60 Kiwis every year.
Cancer Society medical director Kate Gregory told The AM Show the number of women getting the HPV vaccine is still too low.
"The uptake for this has not been as good as we would have hoped in this country," Dr Gregory said. "The WHO (World Health Organization) target is actually around 90 percent vaccinated and we're sitting around 66 to 67 percent in this country."
Dr Gregory hopes that new strategies for screening cervical cancer, including a new HPV test with a self-testing option, will help remove barriers.
The new HPV test will be available from 2023 and Dr Gregory said the method will be more thorough.
Watch the full interview above.