Regional cervical cancer prevention meeting, 11-12 October 2011, Istanbul, Turkey




On 11-12 October 2011, 111 experts and policy-makers from 42 countries and 7 partner organizations gathered in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss the prevention of cervical cancer in the WHO European Region.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  1. Review progress in the European Region in primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention and define priorities for future.
  2. Review national policies and programmes for introducing HPV vaccines and organized screening within the broader context of cancer control and reproductive health.
  3. Share experiences, best practices and lessons learnt among countries in the Region.
  4. Create synergy between programmes of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
  5. Strengthen partnership with other international organizations working in the area of cervical cancer prevention.