QCS takes part in World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Kazakhstan

QATAR Cancer Society (QCS), represented by its Chairman Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al Thani, participated in the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit organised by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Nur-Sultan (Astana) 1, Kazakhstan recently.

Around 350 global influencers and leaders in cancer control and public health from across governments, UN agencies, academia, non-profit organisations and private sectors discussed ways in which cancer detection, treatment and care contribute to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Reducing the number of premature deaths caused by cancer and to achieve the UHC vision of ‘Health for All’ requires addressing inequities in access to cancer services.

With ‘Cancer and Universal Health Coverage’ as a topic, the 2019 edition of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit focused on expanding access to quality preventive care, early detection, treatment and care for cancer.

The experts shared perspectives on the relationship between strong, sustainable and ‘people centred’ health systems and the effective prevention and control of NCDs, promoting access to cancer services, and priority setting as part of the progressive realisation of UHC.

Sheikh Dr Khalid said, “Our participation in this summit came within the framework of our membership of the UICC, which is one of the largest international institutions dedicated to develop programmes and future plans through participation in all internal and external events for cancer control.”

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