Working Together to Mitigate
the Impact of NCDs in the EMR

OUR MISSION

Working primarily at the national and regional levels, EMNCDA’s mission is to take an integrated, population health approach to influence policies and practices that will help prevent NCDs. EMNCDA has three inter- related functions – advocacy, capacity building and mobilizing knowledge for action

OUR VISION

Create solutions that inspire action and build healthier lives, free of non-communicable diseases.

NEWS

WHO Global high-level technical meeting on NCDs in humanitarian settings - Copenhagen ​

International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) / MENA HPV Coalition Webinar

February 6, 2024

World Cancer Day

February 4, 2024

The EM-NCDA Chair and Co-chair were in attendance at RCM70 in Cairo, Egypt

9-12 October, 2023

To access the presented statements, kindly follow the provided link: https://www.emrncda.org/statements-submissions-briefings/

Launch of the Lancet Commission Report on women and cancer​

Women, power, and cancer: a feminist approach to cancer care , Lancet commission report Launched 27 September 2023 . A Lancet Commission applies an intersectional feminist approach to investigate, expose, and challenge the current imbalance of power in relation to cancer. The report calls for sex and gender to be included in all cancer-related policies and guidelines, making them responsive to the needs and aspirations of all women, whether they be cancer patients, care providers, researchers, or advocates.

Dr Ibtihal Fadhil , Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean NCD Alliance , Commissioner says, cancer ranks in the top three causes of premature death (under 70 years old) in women in almost every country, women’s health is often focused on reproductive and maternal health whilst cancer as a whole is overlooked. The impact of cancer on women life and well being in our region is required further assessment.

Guardian (front page): ‘Feminist approach’ to cancer could save lives of 800,000 women a year 

El Pais: Gender inequalities worsen women’s access to cancer prevention, detection and care

STAT News: Women face host of disadvantages in cancer prevention and care, report finds

PA Media (UK Newswire) – eg. ITV: Tens of thousands of women die unnecessarily from cancer each year in the UK, report finds

Sky News: Tens of thousands of UK women dying needlessly from cancer, says report

Daily Telegraph: Sexism in healthcare is causing women to die from cancer, say researchers

Daily Mail: ‘Unconscious’ sexism is killing women with cancer in ‘prime of their life’ as major report demands a ‘feminist approach’ to treating disease to save 800,000 lives a year

Der Standard: Cancer is often detected too late, especially in women

Indian Express: Why are women more likely to die of cancer? Lancet study has some answers

EFE (Spanish Newswire) – eg. Huffpost.es: Gender inequalities worsen women’s access to cancer prevention

BBC News (Turkey): ‘Feminist approach’ to cancer could save the lives of 800 thousand women every year

The Paper (China): “The Lancet” report focuses on women, power and cancer: calling for a gender perspective to be included in cancer guidelines

Caixin Media (China): Gender inequality limits cancer prevention in women: Lancet report recommends empowering women

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