Mrs. Miri Ziv, Director General of ICA, attends the 2011 World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Dublin, Ireland

18/11/2011 10:36:22

The participants of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit, from over 60 countries, expressed their appreciation to the United Nations Member States for the adoption of the Political Declaration of the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, including cancer, which commits governments to take action to reduce the global burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).


Big-Bullet-SQR.gif As representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations, private sector and academia, they acknowledged that the World Cancer Declaration (WCD) is a commitment of all Member States to promote targets of the WCD and to work in partnership to assist governments strategically, and in the implementation of the following agreed steps:


bul3 Promote, establish or support and strengthen national policies and plans, including cancer plans, for the prevention and control of NCDs.


bul3 Strengthen information systems for health planning and management of national cancer registries.


bul3 Reduce individuals' exposure to cancer risk factors and specifically, to accelerate the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) regarding the prevention of smoking, including measures to reduce tobacco consumption.


bul3 Promote increased access to cost-effective vaccination to prevent infections associated with cancers as part of national immunization schedules.


bul3 Promote increased access to cost-effective cancer screening programs.


bul3 Promote the inclusion of NCD prevention and control within sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health programs, as well as at the primary healthcare level.


bul3 Improve access to services for prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, particularly at the community level.


bul3 Increase access to quality, effective and safe medications, and technologies such as radiotherapy.


bul3 Build both country and regional level capacity in the multidisciplinary health workforce for optimal service delivery.


bul3 Promote health education, to prevent ignorance and stigmas which may pose a barrier to prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.


The members of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are committed to working together with partners in promoting the above targets. 


The target is to reduce the number of preventable deaths from NCD's by 25% by 2025.


Big-Bullet-SQR.gif To achieve this aspiration, the attendeed of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit, commit themselves to:  


bul3 Develop a set of evaluation indicators and associated monitoring and reporting systems by the end of 2012 for the implementation of the World Cancer Declaration targets.


bul3 Promote the inclusion of cancer-related targets in the post-2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


bul3 Promote policies that will strengthen and facilitate multi-sectoral action.


bul3 Effectively promote and support the World Cancer Declaration Goals in order to achieve all targets and monitor their implementation.


Miri Ziv, ICA Director General, who is also a member of the Executive Board of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), was invited to participate in the World Cancer Leaders' Summit and signed the World Cancer Declaration along with representatives from over 60 countries around the globe.


2011 World Cancer Leaders Summit

Photo: Some of the participants of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit held in Dublin, Ireland (Miri Ziv, Israel Cancer Association Director General, fourth from the left on the staircase).