Celebrating Papanicolaou's achievements for humanity, November 8, 2012, UNESCO, Room IX, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
This year UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of the eminent scientist George N. Papanicolaou and his groundbreaking work as a pioneer in cytology and early cancer detection. On this occasion UNESCO, the Greek Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO are organizing a ceremony at UNESCOĺs Headquarters dedicated to Papanicolaouĺs achievements; this event will also raise gender issues that deter women from practicing preventive health care and screening.
From left: Dr. Helen Deligeorgi Politi (M.D. ,P.H.D., Professor of Pathology/Cytology), Ms Maria Kypriotou (Moderator, UNESCO Assistant Program Specialist), Ms Ketty Tzitizkosta (President of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO), H.E. Theodore Passas (Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Greece to UNESCO), Ms Gretchen Kalonji (UNESCO, Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences), Agis Tsouros (WHO, Head of the Policy and Cross-cutting Programmes and Regional Directorĺs Special Projects Unit), Dr Joseph Monsonego (President of the EUROGIN), Dr Christine Bergeron (MD, PhD, Head of the pathology and cytology department, Laboratoire Cerba) ęUNESCO