The Global Village hosted 57 organisations who animated the Congress exhibition area with creative and meaningful activities which stimulated the exchange of best practice amongst delegates and the collaborative spirit that prevailed throughout the three Congress days.
Better, greater, stronger, more diverse...this year's Congress already yields spectacular results thanks to the engagement and commitment of all cancer/health experts and professionals who were in Paris.
In a session chaired by Richard Sullivan (UK) and organised by Institute of Cancer Policy (UK) / The Lancet Oncology (UK), a group of prominent global leaders in global surgery came together to address issues related to the deliverance of timely, affordable, safe and equitable global cancer surgery.
Whilst the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is widely acknowledged as the largest refugee crisis of the past 100 years, the extreme cancer and NCD burden of this conflict has yet to form a meaningful part of the international humanitarian response.
Three out of the six Millennium development goals focused on health, however Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) were left out. However, the recently launched ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have NCDs included under goal number three.
Access to drugs and surgeries are integral to the survival of cancer patients. However, with the plethora of generic and brand drugs on the market, how should governments know which drugs are essential and should be prioritised? A 2016 WCC panel explains.
On the fourth and last day of the 2016 World Cancer Congress- after having heard from multidisciplinary cancer experts- Congress delegates were asked to cast their vote on whether or not further investment in cancer resources is necessary.
The session sought to present a diverse view of the dietary, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to an increase in cancer incidence. Presentations addressed everything from environmental factors, such as pesticides, to behavioral factors, such as dietary patterns, were discussed and revealed the positive impact regulation and effective policy can have on population health.
According to The Lancet Series on Health, Equity, and Women’s Cancers launched at the 2016 World Cancer Congress, high-impact, cost-effective interventions could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in settings where mammography and radiotherapy are unaffordable.
Food is a necessity of life. However, in the present time, food choices have expanded courtesy the growing food and beverage industry. Countries are now facing the dual burden of malnutrition, where there is undernutrition on one end and overnutrition on the other. This is becoming a huge public health concern.
Global health and cancer control need women’s social and economic contributions in health. Only when women are healthy, valued, compensated, counted, enabled, and empowered can women reach their full potential including their roles as health care providers.