WHO joins C3 for LGCW – Dr Juana Willumsen: “Physical activity: the benefits for cancer prevention

29 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall

WHO joins C3 for LGCW – Dr Juana Willumsen: “Physical activity: the benefits for cancer prevention

C3 was joined by Dr Juana Willumsen from WHO for London Global Cancer Week to talk:

“Physical Activity: the benefits for cancer prevention”

Dr Juana Willumsen is technical officer at the World Health Organizarion’s (WHO) Physical Activity Unit.

Dr Juana Willumsen (Speaker)

Technical Officer in the Physical Activity Unit in the Department of Health Promotion at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Juana Willumsen is a technical officer of the World Health Organization in the Department for Health Promotion. Her current work focusses on policies to promote physical activity and developing the technical tools to support country implementation. She coordinated the development of the first WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age, that were launched in April 2019 and the update of the guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children, adults and older adults in 2020.

Christine Hancock (Moderator)

C3’s Founder and Director

Christine will act as the moderator for the talk

Christine Hancock founded C3 Collaborating for Health in 2009 after a career working in the NHS, and nursing, notably as CEO of the Royal College of Nursing, and CEO of Waltham Forest’s NHS. Christine started C3 after seeing the growing impact chronic disease was having across the world, especially for the most vulnerable. An economist from the London School of Economics she believes in the power of data to secure support from all areas of society necessary to make it easier for people to live healthier lives. Christine leads the team at C3 who work with communities to survey their built environment. Using the CHESS® mobile app local residents identity factors that influence them to make healthy and unhealthy choices in their day to day lives. C3 believes small community led changes are a vital step to creating a world where no one dies of preventable chronic disease.