The Pearl of Wisdom Awards represents a recognition of the people and organizations that have made exceptional efforts to prevent cervical cancer in their communities. CRPRC Studiorum as part of the Macedonian team received this recognition for the Progressive Implementation of an Organized Cervical Cancer Screening Program.
The project, The Progressive Implementation of an Organized Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme in Macedonia, has been selected by the ECCA members to receive a Pearl of Wisdom of award at the upcoming Cervical Cancer Summit Meeting to be held in the European Parliament on 26-27 January 2010.
The Europe-wide network of 250 national and European politicians, Politicians for Cervical Cancer Prevention (PCCP), today announced the appointment of Ms Edite Estrela MEP, Ms Marian Harkin MEP and Dr Silvana Koch-Mehrin MEP & Vice-President of the European Parliament who will join the sitting co-chair Ms Francoise Grossetete MEP on the new executive board.
Two and a half years after the European Commission licensed the first vaccine against the Human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, only 15 European countries have implemented national vaccination programs. This was one of the main findings reported at the 3rd Cervical Cancer Summit Meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 January, part of European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2009 (18-24 January).
The Cervical Cancer Prevention Week will be held from 18 to 24 January 2009. The primary objectives of the Prevention Week are to raise awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
The STOP Cervical Cancer Petition organized by European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA) calls on the European Parliament, European Commission and national governments to support the establishment of these programmes across Europe so that all women can be protected against this disease.