Civil Society and Cervical Cancer was highlighted at the UN NCD Review in New York City, stakeholders from the Caribbean, Latin America and across the globe gathered in Conference Room 7 in the North Lawn Building to discuss ‘Working together to prevent, control and manage NCDs: Responses to cervical cancer in the Caribbean’. Moderated by Dr. James Hospedales, CARPHA, panelists shared varied perspectives including the success of the Australian Direct AID Program funded C4PI, the Jamaican national response to cervical cancer, the regional civil society advocacy response to the disease, the Trinidad & Tobago experiences in launching the HPV vaccination programme, challenges and successes of NCD Commission model in Barbados, and updates and the way forward for the Pan American Forum for Action on NCDs (PAFNCD).
The side event was broadcast live on UN TV giving HCC members an opportunity to send in questions to the panelists using facebook, twitter and email. Catherine Brown from Barbados tweeted in the following comment: Children have immunization cards to keep them on track, why can’t women? Women have to worry about getting PAP smears, getting breast exams, mammograms, etc etc. Many women do not use a gynaecologist so are not reminded of these. Why can’t we produce little pink cards, similar to immunization cards, private/public physicians distribute them to patients? Unfortunately due to time we were not able to respond to all questions but we will send feedback to each of you.
Thanks to our fantastic panelists, those who sent in questions, and all of you who attended the event both in person and virtually.
Check out some of your feedback here
Outcome Document Adopted!
After the opening plenary, the President of the General Assembly introduced the draft outcome document. After thanking the co-facilitators from Jamaica and Belgium for their efforts to guide the process and produce the text, the document was placed on the table for adoption. With one minor amendment, the document was adopted and is now final! Click here to read the final version of the outcome document.
For more details on the final document and updates from Day 1 of the UN NCD Review see the NCD Alliance E-alert.
The Membership of the HCC would like to congratulate and thank the NCD Alliance Team for their tremendous success in ensuring the global society voice was reflected in teh final outcome document.
The General Debate
The HCC Side Event
The PAHO Salt SMART Side Event