Celebrating a Decade of Accomplishments



WE, the African First Ladies/Spouses, Parliamentarians and Ministers, meeting at the 10th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 24-27 July 2016;

DEEPLY CONCERNED by the ever increasing burden of cancer in the African Region and the associated disabilities, excessive and unnecessary pain as well as premature deaths, particularly for women, the poor and marginalized populations;

NOTING the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in September 2011 in the Political Declaration at the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs reaffirming the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health as well as achieving the WHO Voluntary Global Target of 25% relative reduction in risk of premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases. Read More




ADDIS ABABA Conference Communiqué

IMG_2720We, the delegates of the 10th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer Conference in Africa, do note and acknowledge with great concern the growing burden of cervical, breast and prostate cancer in Africa and its damaging effect on our communities, nations and the entire region.

Under the theme of Decade of Accomplishments, Our Enduring Legacies and Challenges ahead, we the delegates of the 10 th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer Conference deliberated and agreed upon the following:

1. Share lessons from our successful programmes, dialogue on our common challenges and look forward to scaling up regional efforts in the fight against cancer in general and cervical, breast and prostate cancer in particular

2. Use all available venues and platforms to speak loudly and clearly on the significant role of prevention while cognizant of expanding access to treatment and care for those diagnosed with cancer.

3. Intensify wider public awareness through involvement all stakeholders particularly religious, traditional and community leaders as well as civil society organizations and media. Read More

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