Webinar Breast cancer screening and early detection

Pan American Health Organization / WHO ow.ly/I0xVz

16:30         Registration online RSVP (for attendance in person or virtual) by registering at: http://bit.ly/1DPS3Ae

17:00          OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Anselm Hennis, Director of the Department on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health

17:10          EVIDENCE REVIEW: Scientific evidence on breast cancer screening

Dr. Ben Anderson, Global Breast Cancer Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

17:30          CLOSING THE BREAST CANCER DIVIDE: The case for investing in breast cancer screening

Dr. Felicia Knaul, Harvard Global Equity Initiative

17:50          PROGRAM EXPERIENCE: How The Bahamas has addressed breast cancer screening

Dr. Larry Carroll, Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative

18:10          COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION: A civil society perspective on raising awareness of breast cancer

Dr. Maira Caleffi, FEMAMA

18:30          DISCUSSION

18:45          CLOSING REMARKS

Thumbs up on national cancer control plan inclusivity

Thumbs up to the NCDs cluster of the National Department of Health (NDoH) for its responsiveness to stakeholder recommendations. The draft cancer plan, National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Cancer 2015 – 2020 (NCCP) is being reviewed by multisector – all of society stakeholder meeting early next month. Click here to review this draft.

Feedback from stakeholders on the 2014 a draft NCCP made it clear that more consultation was needed. The initial stakeholder meeting to its content (organisational structure) and process of development (planning process) in Pretoria on 6 February 2015.

The aims of the meeting include:

  • Identifying priorities in cancer prevention and control;
  • Setting goals and objectives;
  • Setting strategies for intervention;
  • Setting processes and timelines to achieve a final draft.


Professor Melvyn Freeman and the cluster team are to be congratulated on the transparent and inclusive step. The 1999 NCCP needs urgent revision to provide an integrated, comprehensive people-centered plan for South Africa. The new plan must take into account:

  • changing demographic and epidemiological trends
  • global and national targets
  • the health and developmental agendas.

For more information contact Elmie Engelbrecht at [email protected]

Click here to download the revised draft outline for consideration.