ASSOCHAM with CFI as knowledge partner presents Web series on Empowering Preventive Healthcare for Women: Series on Prevention of Cervical Cancer


New Delhi : In India, data reveals that every eight minutes, one woman dies due to cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer ranks as one of most common female cancer in India. India continues to contribute 1/3rd of Global Cervical Cancer Burden.


Human papillomavirus (HPV), an extremely common virus worldwide which affects most people in their lifetime, is responsible for the Cervical Cancer burden. However, the good news is that cancers and diseases caused by HPV, can be prevented, if detected properly and quickly treated. Regular screening and vaccination can reduce the burden of this disease


The Apex Chamber ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) in association with Cancer Foundation of India (CFI) is bringing a series of scientific and purpose-driven conversations on “Empowering Preventive Healthcare for Women: Series on Prevention of Cervical Cancer” with CFI as knowledge partner.


Today more than ever the entire world recognises the importance of vaccines, as part of preventive health. The proposed series will focus on raising awareness on prevention from Cervical cancer through timely vaccinations, screening and treatment. The first session of this series is scheduled to be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 05:00 PM.


The first session moderated by Ms. Sutapa Biswas, PG Mass Comm, Executive Director of Cancer Foundation of India (CFI) has a stellar line-up of subject matter experts. Smt. Upasana Arora, Co-Chair, ASSOCHAM National Empowerment Council & Chairperson, Yashoda Super speciality Hospital will deliver opening remarks for the session and the other eminent panellists for session are Dr Joan Benson, Executive Director, Public Health Partnerships Global Vaccines Public Policy, Merck & Co., USA, Prof. Maqsood Siddiqi, Ph.D., Chairman of CFI and Ex-Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, Dr. Partha Basu, MD, Ph.D., Deputy Head, Early Detection, Prevention & Infection Branch, International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO), Lyon, France and Dr. Mrs. Ashe Sahai, M.B.B.S, M.S, Consultant Obst. & Gynaecologist, Sahais Medicare Centre & Mother & Child Clinic.


The session will benefit Doctors, Young girls/women, Representatives from Health Institutions and Hospitals, Representatives from Women’s Groups, Academia, researchers, Representatives from Cancer Institutes, Medical, Radiation, Surgical Oncologist, Pathologists, Paramedical Staff, Alternative Medicine Experts & Practitioners, Pharma & Biotech Therapeutics Manufacturers, Public Health Advocates, Cancer Prevention Practitioners & Advocates, School / College Principals and Teachers, Patient Groups and Survivors, Media are invited to be the part of this informative series.


You may join this programme by registering yourself on


The session will also go live on ASSOCHAM Facebook Page –

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