10 African First Ladies in Namibia to attend 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa conference and exhibition

WINDHOEK: About 10 African First Ladies are in Namibia to attend the three-day 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa conference and exhibition starting today.

One of the organisers, Usi Hoebeb told Nampa today before the opening of the event at a local hotel that over 1 500 participants from different African countries are expected to attend the conference.

He said 25 Namibian exhibitors, including health organisations and art centres, are showcasing their products and services.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba is expected officially open the event later today.

The conference is organised by the Office of the Namibian First Lady under the theme “Moving forward to end Cervical Cancer by 2030: Universal Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention”.

The objectives of the conference are to share experiences and best practices, and to take stock of responses to cancer of the reproductive system on the continent.

About 65 women have died of cervical cancer, while over 130 are diagnosed with the disease in Namibia every year.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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