As part of our cancer advocacy efforts, ABC Foundation seeks out and creates avenues to engage relevant stakeholders and galvanise them into action to improve cancer control activities in Africa.
The sixty-first forum of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a UN forum for high powered discussions of issues affecting women across the globe, presented us with another unique opportunity to interface with stakeholders on a global scale as we applied for and got a slot to host a parallel event at the forum.
The event which was themed Empowering Indigenous African Women to Combat Cervical and Breast Cancers sought to bring together African First Ladies, prominent African women and other relevant stakeholders to discuss and proffer ways by which the increasing prevalence of the two diseases can be halted and better healthcare services can be provided for improved breast and cervical cancer control in Africa.
The event was hosted by Mrs Dolapo Oyedipe, the Chief Operating Officer of ABC Foundation and had presentations by Her Excellency, Mrs Esther Lungu (First Lady of Zambia), Her Excellency, Mrs Florence Ajimobi (First Lady of Oyo state and Founder of ABC Foundation), Dr. Alaa Murabit (a UN High Commissioner on Health and one of 17 SDG Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary-General) and Dr. Olusola Oriniowo (Project Coordinator of ABC Foundation).
The event held at the Boss Room of the United Nations Church Centre on 21st March 2017 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pictures From The Conference ‘Empowering Indigenous African Women to Combat Breast and Cervical Cancer at the UN Headquarter Church Center”