the importance of universal access to treatment, care and support
Side event at the 68th World Health Assembly
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.
|Germany – BM Gröhe Statement||Ghana – DM Bampoe Statement|
|European Medicines Agency Statement||SIOP Advocacy Chair Statement|