World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC64/R.2 Agenda item 3(a)
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed the technical paper on a regional framework for action on cancer prevention and control1; Recalling the
2011 United Nations Resolution 66/2 on the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, resolution WHA66.10 endorsing a global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020, resolution EM/RC56/R.4 on the strategy for cancer prevention and control in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and resolution EM/RC59/R.2 on the commitments of Member States to implement the Political Declaration based on a regional framework for action addressing noncommunicable diseases, including cancer; Mindful of the Sustainable Development Goals within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically Goal 3 with its target 3.4 to reduce, by 2030, premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one third which will only be achieved if significant progress is made in the prevention and control of cancer; 1. ENDORSES the regional framework for action on cancer prevention and control (annexed to this resolution); 2. URGES Member States to: 2.1 Integrate and scale up national cancer prevention policies and programmes, linking with measures to reduce cancer risk factors; 2.2 Prioritize early detection strategies for the most common cancers, in line with WHO guidance; 2.3 Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems for cancer control, in line with the regional framework for action on cancer prevention and control; 2.4 Ensure sustainable financing mechanisms for cancer prevention and control; 3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 3.1 Provide technical support to Member States to implement the regional framework for action on cancer prevention and control; 3.2 Support Member States in the development and implementation of cancer research plans relevant to country needs; 3.3 Report to the Regional Committee on the progress of Member States in implementing the regional framework for action on cancer prevention and control at its sixty-sixth session.
Keywords: Noncommunicable Diseases, Cancer
( 2017).Regional framework for action on cancer prevention and control, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean