Israel Cancer Association director-general Miri Ziv 58.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Israel Cancer Association director-general Miri Ziv has been chosen to serve as
a “global ambassador” by the American Cancer Society to participate in activity
at UN headquarters in New York this year to promote the struggle against
malignant diseases by the Union for the International Cancer Control.
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is now a second-term member of the union’s board.
In September, a
high-level meeting on preventing and diagnosing non-infectious diseases,
including cancer, will be held at UN headquarters. The session is aimed at
setting down guidelines for government policies to cope with these diseases on
the global level and will place them in international focus. To prepare for the
special UN session, Ziv will represent Israel this week for a preliminary event,
which is being organized by the American Cancer Society.
society has invited some 100 “global ambassadors” from around the world on the
basis of their work to fight cancer, with Ziv – who lost a son and brother to
the disease – as one of them. The various delegations will encourage the
governments they represent to give support to the fight against cancer.