Press Release

WHO Albania in support of Albania’s new National Cancer Control Programme for 2021-2031

04 February 2022

WHO Albania news

In support of #WorldCancerDay the Ministry of Health and Social Protection held a conference presenting Albania’s new National Cancer Control Programme for 2021-2031.

The vision of the programme is to have fewer cancer patients, more saved lives, and more care and support for cancer patients.

WHO Representative in Albania, Geraldine McWeeney gave opening remarks supporting the steps being taken together with Mrs. Ogerta Manastirliu, Minister of Health and Social Protection.

Did you know that...

Between 30% and 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and diet and by implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. The cancer burden can also be reduced through early detection of cancer and management of patients who develop cancer.

For more info visit:
https://www.who.int/health-topics/cancer#tab=tab_2

UN entities involved in this initiative

WHO
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

ALB MoHSP
Albania Ministry of Health and Social Protection

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