The eighth Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa
Conference (SCCA) will be hosted by Namibia between 20 and 22
The Namibian First Lady is the Conference Patron and the
Conference is held in Namibia because of the country’s advanced
public health strategies. This conference is set to merge high level
political decision makers and various experts in cancer fields.
According to the organisers the African continent needs to be
educated of cancer and encouraged to place high-level attention to
prevention, treatment and palliation of cancers.
Princess Nikky Onyeri from Nigeria founded a Forum for African First
Ladies against Breast and Cervical Cancers in Africa and in 2007.
They worked diligently on creating awareness about cancer on the
continent through its Annual Stop Cervical, breast and Prostate
Cancer in Africa Conference and Global Summit on Women Cancers
The conference aims to discuss matters of cancer of the reproductive
system to aid in the development of strategic actions that will help in
the reduction of these cancers.
It will also question the status of cancer in the context of sexual and
reproductive health and rights in Africa with particular focus on girls,
adolescents, youth, women and men of reproductive age.
Various stakeholders include First Ladies from across the African
continent, Ministers of Health, Parliamentarians, medical experts on
the subject of cancer and its prevention, treatment and research as
well as other stakeholders.