JEDDAH, 19th March, 2017 (WAM) -- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, in coordination with the Islamic Development Bank Group, IDB, and the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, will convene a meeting to review funding gaps and mobilise resources for the implementation of priority interventions in the National Cancer Control Programmes among 18 OIC Member States.

The meeting will be hosted by the Federal Ministry of Health of the Republic of Sudan in Khartoum, Sudan on 20-22 March 2017.

Representatives of 18 OIC Member States, development funds including Saudi Fund for Development (SDF), Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA); African Development Bank (ASFD); and international organisations including World Health Organisation (WHO) will attend the meeting.

The Meeting is organised within the framework of the OIC-IDB-IAEA Practical Arrangements on Cooperation in the Area of Comprehensive Cancer Control in common Member States.

Worth noting that the OIC adopted its Strategic Health Programme of Action (OIC-SHPA) 2014-2023 at the 4th session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers held in Jakarta, Indonesia in October 2013.

The programme presents six thematic areas of cooperation; and cancer prevention and control is an important component of thematic area 2 "Disease Prevention and Control".

Source: Emirates News Agency