Symposium on Cancer in Africa

While the African Union is celebrating its Thirty-third Summit of Heads of State and Governments, in parallel the General Assembly of the Organisation of First ladies for Development, OPDAD, is meeting at its Thirty-third Conference in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger, from 4th to 8th July.

On 6th July, the third consecutive day, a symposium on cancer in Africa was held, at the palace of Congresses in Niamey, as a continuation of the work which began in the Gran Hotel in Niger.

These sessions were attended by the First Lady of Niger, Doctor Lalla Malika Issoufou.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is represented by Salomon Nguema Owono, Minister of State, Charged with Health and Social Welfare.

According to the WHO, in 2018 there were 18 million new cases of cancer recorded in Africa, with 11 thousand of those in Niger.

The Thirty-third Summit of the African Union is taking place in Niamey under unquestionable security measures and at a time when the country is immersed in a dizzying development programme.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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