New life-prolonging cancer medicines added to list of essential treatments

9 July 2019

Groundbreaking cancer treatments and medicines used to help mothers who’ve just given birth, are just two of the essential health products that all countries around the world should be providing, UN experts said on Tuesday.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Dr Nicola Magrini from the World Health Organization explains how several newly-available medicines could transform people’s lives in rich and poor countries, thanks to their innovative qualities.

Our reporter also talks to WHO’s Adriana Velazquez, who’s been involved in updating the essential list of diagnostic tests, covering everything from HIV to malaria, tuberculosis and hepatitis.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
7'10"

 

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