Advancing the development of national childhood cancer-care strategies in Latin America
The McMaster Health Forum, in partnership with the Union for International Cancer Control, recently convened a stakeholder dialogue on the subject of advancing the development of national childhood cancer-care strategies in Latin America. The dialogue brought together 24 participants – two policymakers, one manager, six healthcare professionals, six researchers, and nine other stakeholders -- from across Latin America as well as from Canada, the United States and several global health organizations to examine the problem, options for addressing it, and key implementation considerations.
Four priorities for action emerged from participants during the deliberations about next steps that could be taken by different constituencies. These included: 1) building advocacy efforts for strengthening national childhood cancer care; 2) generating data and evidence; 3) fostering stakeholder engagement; and 4) building a pan-regional task force.
Read more about the evidence and outcomes from this stakeholder dialogue.