Session One: Reducing the Cancer Threat for Women

The rising incidence of cancer in Women in Africa can no longer be overlooked, and urgent government funding and public-private partnerships are needed to help control the growing cancer burden. These programs will benefit not only the population at risk but also the economy of these countries since a large proportion of the cancer victims are in the prime of their lives.

The session seeks to provide an advocacy and action framework for radically improving progress toward closing the cancer divide for women in Africa.

Key areas of discussion will be:

• National and regional strategies supporting cancer for women under the UHC frameworks.

• Awareness of cancer among women and the challenges they face in access, quality and finance.

• Innovation in cancer care for women: Private sector – what are they doing? How can they help?