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Two African Students Supported by IAEA Receive Science Award

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

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

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

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

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 →