WHO Executive Board begins discussions on new Cancer Resolution

27 January 2017

Geneva, Switzerland - 28 January 2017

Earlier today, at the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board, Ministry of Health representatives from around the world began discussions on a draft cancer resolution that could help drive a more effective health systems response to the growing cancer burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. 

UICC delivered a statement, welcoming the resolution but highlighting key areas of language that could be further strengthened. The full statement is available to download here.

 Since a number of Member States have recommended amendments to the resolution text - a drafting group has been established to work on a revised iteration of the text for consideration by the Executive Board on Wednesday.

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