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IAEA high level events stress the need for united and sustained efforts to tackle the cancer crisis worldwide

IAEA high level events stress the need for united and sustained efforts to tackle the cancer crisis worldwide

04 February 2016

Vienna, 3 February 2016 – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will mark World Cancer Day 2016 by hosting a series of events to highlight advances made in saving lives from cancer and the need to support countries in providing quality and affordable cancer care. 8.2 million people died of the disease in 2012 with two thirds of them in low-and middle income countries. Read more →

Making cancer care a priority: Mauritania works with PACT to address its national cancer burden.

Making cancer care a priority: Mauritania works with PACT to address its national cancer burden.

03 February 2016

Investments in addressing cancer in Africa lag significantly behind efforts to combat high profile infectious diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), tuberculosis and malaria. Mauritania, however, has been countering this trend for a while, and made important strides forward since the establishment of its National Oncology Centre in 2008, supported by the IAEA. Read more →