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Swaziland to use IAEA recommendations to Address its Growing Cancer Burden

10 October 2017

Swaziland will expand its cancer services to address the increasing number of cases, which is adding pressure to an already burdened health system. It will act on recent recommendations by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to address the urgent need for specialist radiologists and the passing of the nuclear law, officials have said. Read more →

International experts discuss how to improve access to quality radiotherapy services in low - and middle - income countries

22 March 2017

Thirty international experts representing a broad range of institutions including the World Health Organization, regional professional societies of radiation oncologists and medical physicists, international financial institutions, members of the UICC’s Global Taskforce on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control, and radiotherapy equipment manufacturers, met in Vienna on 25-26 January 2017 to investigate innovative solutions to the challenges that cancer patients face in accessing radiotherapy services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Read more →

Two African Students Supported by IAEA Receive Science Award

09 February 2017

Two African students who had benefited from IAEA support have recently received a Young Scientist of the Year award. Josefina Hamutoko, from Namibia, is studying ways to better manage her country's groundwater resources, and Francis Hasford, from Ghana, is working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Read more →

World Cancer Day 2017: Key Panellists Share their Experience

03 February 2017

Improving access to cancer treatment in developing countries requires strong political commitment and effective public-private strategic partnerships. This was the conclusion of a panel discussion at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna today to mark World Cancer Day 2017. During the discussion, Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, First Lady Kim Simplis Barrow of Belize, and Amadou Diarra of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) shared their perspectives. Read more →

IAEA Partners with IFPMA to Tackle Global Cancer Epidemic

03 February 2017

Ahead of World Cancer Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) today signed an agreement to train health professionals and boost cancer control efforts in low - and middle - income countries, where many people lack access to basic cancer diagnosis and treatment services. Read more →

Remarks at World Cancer Day

03 February 2017

IAEA Director General Yukiy Amano delivering his opening remarks at the World Cancer Day Event held at the Agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Read more →

World Cancer Day: Belize Focuses on Increasing Access to Care

02 February 2017

Belize, a country of just 330,000 inhabitants and limited resources, is bringing cancer care to the fore. In the run up to World Cancer Day —taking place on 4 February 2017— First Lady Kim Simplis Barrow is speaking up for change and is campaigning to increase access to cancer care, based on recommendations from the IAEA. Read more →

Sierra Leone recognises cancer as a public health emergency

19 January 2017

After years of violence and the devastation of Ebola, Sierra Leone’s health professionals can finally look beyond urgent crises. The government is now turning its attention to the increasing number of citizens suffering from cancer and has decided to set up a radiotherapy and nuclear medicine service in a new hospital close to Freetown, with support from the IAEA. Read more →