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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017. 6:17 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow was in Mexico City recently where she participated in the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit.

The summit is an annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control, brings together key decision makers from around the world, and encourages timely debate on emerging issues related to cancer.

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The event provides an important forum to secure a coordinated, multi-leveled global response to address the spiraling cancer epidemic.

This year, the theme of the summit was “Cities Driving Change”.

During a dinner reception on November 14, Barrow gave a short presentation, sharing her story, and speaking about the need for health/cancer care services from a development and human rights perspective.

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