WHAT: World Cancer Day launch of the Latin America and Caribbean “AICR/PAHO Regional Summary” of Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention.
WHEN: Thursday, February 4, at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Room B, PAHO. 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC (Corner 23rd St. & Virginia Ave)
HOW: Briefing will be in person, livestream, and Elluminate.
LIVESTREAM: http://www.livestream.com/paho Questions through livestream chat.
- Dr. Jon K. Andrus, Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization
- Deirdre McGinley-Gieser, VP for Programs, American Inst. for Cancer Research
- Enrique Jacoby, PAHO Advisor on Healthy Eating and Living
WHY: Cancer and other chronic diseases are taking a growing toll on the health and lives of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yes many of these diseases are partly preventable. The Regional Summary of the AICR report Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention makes recommendations on policies and actions that individuals, organizations, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can carry out to prevent a significant portion of chronic diseases.
For more information please visit: http://www.paho.org/