VHIO in 2019: tick tock toward 2025

The number 25 is the focus of the cover of our newly launched Scientific Report 2019; a VHIO time bar towards 2025.

Here’s why:

The year 2025 is the deadline to attain the World Health Organization’s (WHO) nine voluntary global targets for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health. Target 1 promises a 25% relative reduction in overall mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Progress in implementing the NCD Global Action plan is tracked by WHO’s Global monitoring framework on NCDs in order to monitor and report on the attainment of its nine global targets for NCDs by 2025.

“While COVID-19 is threatening our collective efforts to achieve this ambition in cancer, I believe that together – along with the vital funding and necessary support networks firmly in place — achieving this target might be within reach,” observes Josep Tabernero, VHIO’s Director, in his Foreword to our 2019 Scientific Report. As testament to this belief, he goes on to provide a handful of developments in 2019 that promise progress toward achieving this goal, and reviews just some of the many contributions made by VHIO cancer researchers and clinical investigators in driving transformative research closer to the clinic and developing kinder and less disruptive treatments.

In addition to browsing our various program and group pages, we also invite you to update on just some of the many other VHIO highlights and activities that shaped our year, as showcased throughout the front section: Introducing VHIO.

Our 2019 Scientific Report is now available in the following formats:

In print: to request your personal copy of the ‘light’ version in print please contact Amanda Wren, Head of the Director’s Office and Global Communications, via email: awren@vhio.net.

Extended and mobile friendly version online: memorias.vhio.net/2019.

Downloadable in PDF.

To access our 2019 Scientific Report in all formats, click here.