On 7th July, the city of Niamey awoke to another session of the Thirty-third Conference, a summit which for the first time is being hosted by Niger under the banner: “An integrated Africa, prosperous and at peace”. At the same time, the Organisation of First ladies for Development, OPAD, met in its Thirty-third Conference in Niamey.
On the margins of the summit, the First Ladies of Africa, around 40, met behind closed doors to continue covering issues regarding the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer on our continent.
Doctor Justino Obama Nve, Adviser in Health Matters, represented Constancia Mangue de Obiang, First Lady of Equatorial Guinea, Emeritus Pan-African of the First Ladies and Doctor Honoris Causa in Social Sciences.
The WHO has confirmed that in 2018 there were 18 million new cases of cancer recorded in Africa, with 11 thousand of those in Niger.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office