Opening Statement World Head and Neck Cancer Day 2017
Kia ora from Auckland, New Zealand.
We, the Head and Neck Cancer Survivor's Support Network are first to recognise World Head and Neck Cancer Day 2017. We welcome all patient groups around the world to connect, support and advocate for those affected by head and neck cancer.
As the day begins we acknowledge the aims of the day - to promote the effective care and control of head and neck cancer.
To do that we can all join together as patients, clinicians, families, carers and friends to:
Strengthen the health care system.
Introduce new approaches for awareness, risks, prevention and early detection.
Enhance expertise of health professionals by upgrading their knowledge and skills through continuing education programmes.
Let's make today special. Join together to share the events, fun, energy and innovation that is the head and neck cancer community.
Noho ora mai,
from Aotearoa New Zealand.