Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control (CCPC) – Dinner Reception
AmCham, in collaboration with the U.S. Commercial Service, participated in a dinner reception on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control on 6th May 2015 at The Oberoi, New Delhi.
- John McCaslin, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy
- Amy Dubois, Health Attaché, U.S. Embassy
- Joan Benson, Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Program Partnerships, Merck & Co.
- Neerja Bhatla, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Services, New Delhi
- Suneeta Krishnan, Country Director, Research Triangle Institute Global India Pvt. Ltd.
- Ajay Singha, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in India
Cervical cancer is the 2nd highest cancer cause of women mortality in India — 8 women die every hour in India from cervical cancer.
Effective interventions against cervical cancer exist, including vaccination, screening and treatment of pre cancer and invasive cancer. Over 80% of women newly diagnosed with cervical cancer live in developing countries; most are diagnosed when they have advanced disease.
The proposed alliance of organizations of diverse global and local partners are aligned around one common goal — to create a more supportive policy, program and resourced environment for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control (CCPC) at both center and state levels in India. They aim to help inform policy that is favourable to CCPC, accelerate state government efforts for the same and mobilize a private sector response to support government efforts.
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