Gathering to eradicate cancer
Moving as One: A Global Call to Action, a conference at the Manila Diamond Hotel, brought together leaders of the global and national health community to create the impetus for the public and private sectors to work together. The February 3, 2012 gathering outlined an appropriate course of action to fight cancer in the country, enhance the strengths and overcome the limitations of government and non-government groups through coordination and complementation.
Hoping to encourage governments and international organizations to prioritize cancer care, control and prevention, the conference was organized by the University of the Philippines, Manila-Philippine General Hospital, Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holdings, Inc., and the Cancer Institute Foundation. Held under the auspices of the Union for International Cancer Control, the event was supported by JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University; Department of Health’s Center for Excellence for Private and Public Partnership in Health Care; the Philippine Cancer Society; Cancer Prevention Center and CECAP.