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WHO Save the Date: Nov 17 - Launch of the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

  • 1.  WHO Save the Date: Nov 17 - Launch of the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

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    WHO Formal Launch of the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

    17th November 2020
    Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm CET (Geneva)
    Morning in the Americas
    Afternoon in Europe / Africa / Eastern Mediterranean
    Evening in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific

    Following a Call to Action in May 2018 from the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros, 194 countries collectively resolved to end needless suffering from a cancer that is both preventable and curable.  The world already has the necessary tools; they just need to be made accessible.

    In August 2020, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling for elimination of cervical cancer and adopting a strategy to make it happen.  It is a testament to the enthusiasm for this important goal that, even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have affirmed their support for this important priority.

    On November 17, following the close of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHO will mark this historic announcement and officially launch the elimination strategy.  Due to the pandemic, the event will be held virtually and hosted by WHO leadership.  The government of Australia will officially co-sponsor. 



    Everyone is invited to join the launch. Find out more.



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    Sarah Bachmann
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Alexandria, VA
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