Brazzaville/Paris, 28 September 2022 (12.00 am GMT)
During the Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology in Barcelona, (September 28th to October 1st), the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Franco-African Group for Paediatric Oncology/Groupe Franco-Africain d’Oncologie Pediatrique (GFAOP) announced a collaboration agreement to strengthen the fight against childhood cancer in 15 French-speaking African countries.
This partnership aims to implement the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer Control (GICC), established in 2018 with the goal of achieving a survival rate for children with cancer of at least 60% globally by 2030. This means doubling the current survival rate, which will require strengthening disease prevention, screening and treatment. Read more