GAVI on the frontlines of cancer prevention

Blog: Helen Evans, Deputy CEO, GAVI

22 AUGUST 2012 -I am looking forward to participating in the 2012 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit, to be held in Montreal, Canada on 27 August. This will be an opportunity to take stock of where the world is with regards to cancer prevention and treatment and to learn more about action to address the existing challenges to eliminating cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations. Leaders from the health, government, philanthropic and corporate sectors will come together to discuss innovative ways of reversing the global cancer epidemic and I am excited to be part of this.

Since 2000, the GAVI Alliance has made great strides in supporting low-income countries in tackling leading child killers, such as pneumonia and diarrhoea, by accelerating the roll-out of new and under-used vaccines.