CANSA CEO is UICC Delegate at 67th Session WHO Regional Committee for Africa
28 August 2017: The 67th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa takes place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 28 August to 1 September 2017.
The Regional Committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries in the Region, is the Governing Body of WHO in the African Region.
The Cancer Association of South Africa’s CEO, Elize Joubert, joined the session, as the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) delegate, on behalf of UICC Management, and delivered the following statements at this meeting:
- Agenda Item 13: Framework for health systems development towards universal health coverage in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals in the African Region“
- Agenda Item 15: Regional framework for integrating essential NCD services in primary health care“
The UICC is a membership organisation representing 159 cancer organisations across the African Region.
South Africa’s Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, challenged the Africa region to address non-communicable diseases once and for all, and highlighted cancer and diabetes. He also drew attention to high levels of sugar in beverages, as a contributor to these NCD’s.