Powerful Together: OCA named Charter Champion for WOCC Global Ovarian Cancer Charter
Ovarian Cancer Australia is proud to be a Charter Champion for the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s Global Ovarian Cancer Charter.
The charter is a call to action for all those committed to improving survival and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer through the implementation of six global goals to improve diagnosis, care, data and support for people affected around the world. Champions include patient and clinical organisations who have existing or upcoming programmes that speak directly to one or more of the goals.
The six global goals include:
Global Priority: Ovarian cancer must become a global priority, so that the increasing burden and challenges of successfully treating women with ovarian cancer are recognized and planned for at national, regional, and local levels.
Rapid Diagnosis: Women must have access to diagnosis without delay.
Best Possible Care: Women must have access to surgery, treatments and clinical trials that optimize their chances of survival and quality of life, no matter where they live.
Family History: Women and doctors must have access to appropriate and timely genetic testing and counselling.
Data Improvement: Data used to develop cancer control plans and treatments must reflect the diversity of local populations to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Information and Support: Women must have access to good-quality information and support in their own language that helps them to live well with the disease.
Ovarian Cancer Australia CEO Jane Hill said “We're proud to work alongside the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition and our fellow Charter Champion organisations in this urgent, global effort.”
“Our work here at Ovarian Cancer Australia feeds into the goals set out in the Charter. We believe that by collaborating and uniting with other organisations, we can all work together to create the changes that we so desperately need to create for those impacted by ovarian cancer, globally.
“Our Teal Support Program, a free national telehealth service for women living with ovarian cancer and free Resilience Kit resource, available for all women in Australia diagnosed with ovarian cancer are two of our services showcased at the launch of the charter. Both of these services are invaluable to those affected by ovarian cancer.”
Individuals or organizations can get involved with the Global Ovarian Cancer Charter on many levels to help advance one or more of the Global Goals. To find out more, visit their website.