“Moving As One”, Cancer Stakeholders Meeting: Action Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control

“Moving As One”, in pursuit and support of the UICC’s World Cancer Day event, will continue the advocacy, through “Cancer Stakeholders Consultative Meeting” a planning workshop for cancer prevention and control on May 25 at the Manila Diamond Hotel.

To align the varied initiatives being undertaken in our country by partner organizations in cancer, “Moving As One” is now identifying groups that could meet to analyse the views and aspirations expressed in the symposium and form a consensus on the best ways by which these could be transformed into synergistic and long-term action by building capacities and strategic alliances with cancer stakeholders.

The overall goal is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and improve the quality of life of people living with cancer by bringing cancer awareness in the global health agenda and improving the health policy in the country. The meeting holds the opportunity of creating plans for pushing immediate passage of two important bills. The first of which is HB5368: “The National Cancer Institute Act of 2011" and HB5727: “An Act Restructuring the Excise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco Products.”

The event also aims on improving collaboration with the two leading research institution in the country, the National Institute of Health and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development. Measuring the disease burden helps policymakers determine where health-related investments should be targeted to come up with a comprehensive cancer program in the country.

Friday, May 25, 2012
UICC Member: 
Yes
Organiser: 
Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc.
University of the Philippines Manila
Philippine General Hospital
Department of Health's Center of Excellence for Public-Private Partnership in Health
Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holdings, Inc.
Contact name: 
Cecilia L. Llave, MD, PhD
Phone: 
(02)567-42-74
Other topic: 
Bringing Cancer (NCD) into the Global Health Agenda, The Nat
Resource Information
Location: 
Roxas Boulevard
1000 Manila
Philippines
This event is under the auspices of UICC: 
Yes