The 8th Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA) is taking place in Windhoek, Namibia from 20 to 22 July 2014. The Conference is bring co-hosted by the Office of the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) in collaboration with various key partners.
The Conference will bring together African First Ladies, Health Ministers, Speakers of Parliaments and a broad range of stakeholders from high- level policy makers across diverse sectors to civil society and development partners.
The Conference will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in French and Portuguese.
DATES AND VENUE
The three- day Conference will be held at Safari Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia, from 20-22 July 2014.
The above mentioned conference is an annual event and Namibia, through the patronage of the Office of the First Lady, has been offered to host the “8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA)” to be held in Windhoek from 20-22 of July 2014.
The eight edition of the Conference will be jointly organised by the Forum of African First Ladies Against Breast & Cervical Cancer and the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation. The theme of this important conference will be “Moving forward to end Cervical Cancer by 2030: Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention”.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with an annual incidence of almost 500,000 new cases and 275,000 deaths. About 85% of the women who die from cervical cancer live in developing countries. Cervical cancer is now preventable thanks to the HPV vaccine, yet the Gavi eligibility to the vaccine of some countries, inadequate resources and infrastructure means that millions of African women are denied access to early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.
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