WHA 2015 Side Event

Childhood cancer:

the importance of universal access to treatment, care and support

Side event at the 68th World Health Assembly

Monday 18 May 2015, 18:00 – 19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
Co-hosted by:
the Russian Federation, Germany, Philippines and Ghana with statements from SIOP and CCI

In resource-constrained countries, 8 out of 10 children diagnosed with cancer will die.

In contrast 8 out of 10 children diagnosed with cancer in developed and industrialized countries will have the chance to survive.

The Russian Federation, in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Ghana and the

Republic of the Philippines wished to use the 68th World Health Assembly in May 2015 as a platform to elevate the fight

against childhood cancer and avoidable childhood deaths as a top global health priority.

The objective of this landmark event was to demonstrate that childhood diseases must not be neglected within the

Non-Communicable Diseases Agenda, which at present, primarily focuses on adults between 30 and 70 years of age.

 Agenda Brief
 Germany – BM Gröhe Statement Ghana – DM Bampoe Statement 
European Medicines Agency Statement   SIOP Advocacy Chair Statement