Cancer in poor countries kills more people than AIDS, TB and malaria

7 February 2015

Cancer patients in poor countries have few diagnostic options and even fewer treatment possibilities, the UN nuclear agency, IAEA has warned.

The disease is now killing more people in the developing world than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

A program of action for cancer therapy called PACT spearheaded by IAEA helps countries develop national cancer control programs.

Radiotherapy, a proven technology that is also inexpensive, is not available in at least 30 African countries.

Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, Director of PACT at the IAEA, began by explaining to Steve Thachet the magnitude of the problem.

Duration: 2’28’’

 

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