Cancer prevention and control: World Health Assembly resolution approved

For the first time in the history of WHO, an opportunity to reinforce comprehensive cancer policies and strategies among its Member States has presented itself.

Adopted cancer prevention and control resolution, May 2005

The 58th World Health Assembly resolution on cancer prevention and control (WHA58.22) adopted in May 2005, calls on Member States to intensify action against cancer by developing and reinforcing cancer control programmes. This is being done by implementing the four components of cancer control: prevention, early detection, diagnosis & treatment and palliative care.

The resolution on cancer prevention and control is available as a document in the six WHO official languages: