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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2347: tabled on 30 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates George Watson's College in Edinburgh for raising money for new life saving equipment for the preventative treatment of cervical cancer; understands that this is a part of the Watson’s Malawi Project which began in June 2017 to build partnerships with people and organisations in Malawi; notes that cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer that affects women across the world and that it kills over 1,600 women in Malawi every year; recognises that the new equipment is a thermal ablation device and will treat cervical pre-cancers and prevent it from reaching more advanced and life threatening stages; further recognises that this makes it an invaluable asset to saving the lives of Malawian women who are unfortunately diagnosed with cervical cancer by increasing access to cervical screening; and congratulates everyone involved at George Watson's College for the fantastic work that they have done to raise these funds and for improving the lives and health of Malawian women.