To create a future without cervical cancer is the mission of the First Ladies, among them Sylvia BONGO ONDIMBA of Gabon, who met in parallel to the Commonwealth Heads of government Summit, held in London on 5 May and organized by Patricia SCOTLAND, Secretary General of the voluntary association.
During this meeting in which Sylvia BONGO ONDIMBA took part in England, the major topic was the search for relevant solutions to improve access to early detection of female cancers by 2030, in order to eradicate this disease, which particularly affects young girls. As a result, raising awareness among young people (girls and boys) and parents remains an effective means to tackle HPV, which infects the skin and mucous membranes, causing over 99% of cervical cancers.
In parallel to the Commonwealth Leaders Events in London, I had the honour to attend the First Ladies' meeting organized by Mrs. Patricia Scotland,@commonwealthsec
, to discuss about improving the access to early detection of cervical cancer with a single ambition: Accelerate…
— Sylvia Bongo Ondimba (@Sylviabongo) May 7, 2023
The First Lady of Gabon also took this opportunity to present the country’s progress in the fight against cancer, as well as the project developed in collaboration with Gabon-Equality and the Ministry of Health, concerning the “creation of a national vaccination programme against the papillomavirus. “Thank you and congratulations to the First Ladies for their commitment to this fight which is so important to me. Today we have sent a strong signal to the world : together we must and we can achieve a future without cervical cancer,” said Sylvia BONGO ONDIMBA.