Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 29/02/2020 04:29 
16.09.2019 14:35 News >> 'Cancer Killing Too Many People In E. Africa'

'Cancer Killing Too Many People In E. Africa'

Cancer killing more people in Eastern Africa than tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/Aids combined, says researcher.

Cancer is killing more people in Eastern Africa than tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/Aids combined, said an Ethiopian-born Canadian physician and researcher on Monday.
Dr. Melaku Game, a hematologist, was speaking during an event organized by East Africa's eight-nation trading and security bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
The aim of the event was to mobilize resources for the planned establishment of a regional center of excellence on cancer.
"Cancer is killing too many people to be ignored," Game, who was involved in the inception of the project told a gathering of scientists, pertinent officials and donors in Addis Ababa.
A decade ago, IGAD had decided to establish a center of excellence for cancer, a project that has not yet taken off due to resource constraints, even though the government has allocated a plot of land for the construction of the center.
"We have faced financial, material and manpower center and we have been soliciting these resources," Mahboub Maalim, IGAD's executive secretary, told Anadolu Agency.
The resource mobilization conference that will conclude on Tuesday, he said, would kick start the process of establishing the center.
Speaking at the event, Ethiopian Minister of Health Amir Aman said cancer was becoming a major killer in the region where there were only 200 oncologists.
According to him, the proportion of oncologists to population is 1: 1.5 million in East Africa, by far exceeding the global average of 1: 28,000.
According to a document circulated at the event, the proposed Regional Cancer Center of Excellence (RCCE) would provide trainings in all aspects of oncology, hematology, Radiation oncology and allied health professionals related to the discipline.
The center would give diagnostic, treatment, care and support services in addition to serving a regional pathology review center, center for clinical trials and regional statistic center for Oncology. -



        Latest News
Guinea Postpones Elections, Referendum Set For March 1 5 minutes ago...
President Alpha Conde does not specify new date in interview.
Chinese Olympic Champion Swimmer Banned 8 Years 20 minutes ago...
Three time gold medalist Sun Yang sanctioned for violating anti doping rules.
Malaysian Group Condemns Violence Against India Muslims -25 minutes ago...
Youth group urges international community to pressure India to stop oppressing minorities.
ITB Berlin Tourism Fair Canceled Due To COVID-19 -10 minutes ago...
Fair was schedeuled from March 4 8.
Fenerbahce Snaps Two-Game Losing Streak In Euroleague 5 minutes ago...
Yellow Navies beat Spain's Valencia Basket 93 86.

 
      Top News
Fresh Coronavirus Cases In Europe Raise Concerns Fresh Coronavirus Cases In Europe Raise Concerns
Kenyan Police Trained By Turkey Receive Certificates Kenyan Police Trained By Turkey Receive Certificates
Merkel Condemns Attacks On Turkish Soldiers In Idlib Merkel Condemns Attacks On Turkish Soldiers In Idlib
Turkish Exports Up 6.4% In January Turkish Exports Up 6.4% In January
Turkey-Rwanda Relations Flourishing Turkey-Rwanda Relations Flourishing
Coronavirus: Indonesia Shuts Down Embassy In S.Korea Coronavirus: Indonesia Shuts Down Embassy In S.Korea
Netherlands Announces First Coronavirus Case Netherlands Announces First Coronavirus Case
US Center: No Fraud Evidence In Bolivia's October Polls US Center: No Fraud Evidence In Bolivia's October Polls
Haiti: Protests Continue As Violence Intensifies Haiti: Protests Continue As Violence Intensifies
Turkey: Economic Confidence Up In February Turkey: Economic Confidence Up In February