Cancer and NCDs

Cancer and the Non-communicable Disease Agenda

In 2011 the cancer and NCD community made history with the adoption of the UN Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which recognised NCDs as a global health and development priority and committed governments to take urgent action to address this growing crisis. Building on the momentum created by the Political Declaration and subsequent resolutions by the World Health Assembly, a new global framework for NCDs has emerged: 

Side Event on making the right investments for cancer control at the 69th WHA

The GMF and GAP include cancer-specific targets, actions and indicators in the areas of cancer planning and surveillance; vaccination for HPV and HBV against cervical and liver cancers; early detection and screening for breast, cervical, oral and colorectal cancers linked to timely treatment; access to essential medicines and technologies and; palliative care policies.

Last update: 
Friday 30 June 2017