Global fight against papillomavirus
In line with the call by the World Health Organization to work for the elimination of cervical cancer, the participants issued at the conclusion of the forum (the Sharjah Declaration on Cervical Cancer “the second session 2021”), which included the participants ’commitment to their commitment to the health of girls and women worldwide, and to reduce the burdens Associated with human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in the Arab region, and benefiting from the collective efforts in the world to prevent cervical cancer causing death within one generation.
The declaration is based on the success of the Sharjah Declaration since the first session in 2019 until now, and as part of the global commitment to implement the Global Strategy on Women, Children and Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030, and the commitments of the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD @ 25).
Regional and national strategies
The Sharjah Declaration, in its second version, pledged to call for the launch of regional and national strategies on cervical cancer in line with global initiatives, taking into account national capacities to ensure their implementation in each country separately, and to strengthen cooperation between countries of the South and international organizations to improve their ability to combat cervical cancer, and the implementation of the program HPV vaccine nationwide despite current and future health emergencies.
Lessons from Corona
The response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic showed how many governments were rapidly able to allocate resources to purchase and distribute coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, as lessons can be learned from purchasing, storage, distribution, supply, and community mobilization, which can be Its implementation in the deployment of the HPV vaccine.
The forum brought together more than 35 experts, health care professionals and decision-makers from 11 Arab and foreign countries, and aimed to discuss ways to support and strengthen the efforts of the Emirate of Sharjah to reduce the suffering caused by this type of disease, in addition to developing plans and mechanisms that would allow a larger segment of society Access to health and extension services to reduce the incidence of disease.