Together accelerating the cure of cancer in children and adolescents 2022

Together accelerating the cure of cancer in children and adolescents 2022
Together accelerating the cure of cancer in children and adolescents 2022

The Pan American Health Organization cordially invites you to the webinar "Together accelerating the cure of cancer in children and adolescents 2022" , that will take place on Wednesday, 21 September, 2022. This is an important event to disseminate the focus of the prioritized set of essential interventions comprised in the second pillar in the CUREALL technical package Universal coverage. This universal health coverage can reduce financial difficulties by including effective support services to facilitate access to health care for children and adolescents with Cancer.

This webinar will emphasize the importance of the participation and commitment of the leading national, regional, and international key actors to maximize the success of the implementation of the childhood cancer initiative and connect with the primary goal of improving the survival and alleviating the suffering of all children, and adolescents with Cancer. The event will have presentations by PAHO's childhood cancer teams, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and institutions carrying out activities under the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer. 

 

Objectives

  • Disseminate the two components of the second pillar of the technical package CUREALL: Universal Health Coverage: 

    • Access to quality essential health services, including advocacy, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation, including access to safe, effective, quality services and affordable essential medicines and vaccines. 

    •  Protection against the financial risk associated with seeking and accessing health care

  • Present the experience of countries that have recently expanded their essential services and promote the civil sector's commitment, emphasizing the civil society's role in supporting children and adolescents diagnosed with Cancer.
  • Highlight the importance of international collaboration with St Jude Children's Research Hospital and other essential collaborators in the progress of childhood cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean through the creation of health policies and a national plan for the control of Cancer in children and adolescents. 
  • Describe how the late diagnosis of Cancer in children and adolescents due to lag or evasion in the search for care is one of the main consequences of the lack of safe financing mechanisms that facilitate access to health services. 
  • Explain communities' role in the itinerary from the beginning of signs and symptoms to the diagnosis of Cancer in children and adolescents with Cancer. 

 

How to participate

 

  • DATE: Wednesday, 21 September, 2022
  • TIME: 12:00 - 2:00 pm (EdT) [See below for local time in other cities]
  • REGISTER
    • After registering, you will received a mail confirmation with the information and link to participate on the webinar
  • LANGUAGE: The session will be in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation in both languages.

 

Agenda

  • Moderator:
    • Dr. Mauricio Maza, Cancer prevention and control advisor NMH/NV -WDC
  • 12:00 pm - Welcoming Remarks 
    • Anselm Hennis, Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, PAHO
  • 12:15 pm - Universal Childhood Cancer Coverage: Second Pillar of the CUREALL technical package in faor of Cancer in Children and Adolescents.
    • Dr. Soad Fuentes-Alabí, International Consultant for the Global Childhood Cancer Initiative - NMH/NV -WDC
  • 12:35 pm - Case study: Secretary of Health of  Nuevo León, Mexico – "Universal Coverage Program for girls, boys and adolescents", the role of the government in support of Cancer in children and adolescents.
    • Dr. Lilia Elida García Rodríguez, Subsecretary of Disease Prevention and Control, Nuevo León, México.
  • 1:00 pm - The role of civil society in the progress of the childhood cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean through the development of health policies and national plans for the control of cancer in children and adolescents
    • Patricia Loggetto, Project Coordinator, Central and South America Regional Program SJRCH
  • 1:25 pm - Childhood cancer late diagnosis resulting from lack of financial coverage and the role of the community in the itinerary from the beginning of signs and symptoms to diagnosis of cancer in this vulnerable population
    • Dra. Liliana Vásquez, International Consultant for the Global Childhood Cancer Initiative - NMH/NV -WDC
  • 1:50 pm - Closing Remarks
    • Silvana Luciani, Head of Unit Noncommunicable Diseases, NMH/NV -WDC, PAHO

 

Time correspondence

  • 9:00 am.– Los Angeles
  • 10:00 am. – Calgary, Guatemala City, Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:00 am. – Belmopan, Mexico City, Panama City,  Kingston, Lima
  • 12:00 pm. – Asunción, Bogotá, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Habana, La Paz, Nassau, Quito, Port of Spain, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo,  San Juan, Washington DC   
  • 1:00 pm –  Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo, Santiago
  • 6:00 pm. – Geneva, Madrid

 For other cities, check the time in the following link