Organized by Dr Eduardo Cazap took place in
Montevideo, Uruguay on August 17th a private meeting between Princess
Dina Mired and President Vazquez. During same common actions were discussed
regarding the fight against cancer, specially in the LA region, and during same
President Vazquez received the title of Global Ambassador of UICC for the
project City Cancer Challenge CCan 2025.
This meeting served to coordinate agendas in
reference specially to the next meeting in Montevideo of the World Health
Organization (OMS) organizing the World Conference on Non-communicable Diseases
(NCD) in order to improve policies between different areas for the achievement
of goal 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the NCDs. It is hoped to reduce by one third the
premature mortality on non-communicable diseases through prevention and
The Conference, to be held on October 18 thru 20,
2017 in Montevideo, will be sponsored by the President ofl Uruguay.
Talks were also held about the activities to be carried
out during the next Summit of World Leaders of Cancer in the city of Mexico in
November 13 thru 15, 2017.
SECOND MULTIDISCIPLINARY FORUM ON CANCER 2017
In August 15 and 16, the Argentina League of Fight against Cancer
(LALCEC) carried out at the Rural the second edition of the Multidisciplinary
Forum on Cancer. The purpose of the
event was to address the problem of the disease from a horizontal perspective,
as well as debate and analyze among different sectors the possibilities,
challenges and obstacles to face in the fight against cancer.
More than 120 prestigious speakers, among
which were governmental authorities and of public organisms, specialized
journalists, recovered patients, opinion leaders, celebrities and
representative of different sectors, who spoke in more than ten tables during
the two days.
Some of the topics covered in the Forum
were: Argentina and the 3D cancer, the position of the State, NGOs and private
against the disease; the role of the technologic innovation in the fight
against cancer; prevention and risk factors; cancer and sports; cancer
situation in Latin America; ca; the mediatic approach of the disease; beliefs
and alternative medicine. Also the launch of the event "Relay for
life", that LALCEC will bring to Argentina in 2018, and presented the City
Cancer Challenge 2025 challenge, led by the UICC.
Attached you will find speech
delivered by Princess Dina Mired of Jordania during the event.