UN Leader Calls for Better Cancer Detection

At an event held in Vienna to mark World Cancer Day, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency noted that a shortage of around 5,000 radiotherapy machines in the developing world means millions of Africans have no access to diagnostic services or cancer treatment.

A young cancer patient receives care from a nurse at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala (file photo).

  • Nigeria:  '90 Percent Nigerian Women Yet to Be Screened for Cervical Cancer'

    Daily Trust, 1 February 2013

    An estimated nine out of ten Nigerian women have never been screened for cervical cancer, the second leading cancer after breast cancer in women, Oscar Ambani, regional medical ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  World Cancer Day - FG to Produce Liquid Morphine

    Vanguard, 5 February 2013

    Worried about the excruciating pains experienced by cancer patients, Federal Government has announced plans to commence production of liquid morphine at the Federal Pharmaceutical ... read more »

  • Africa:  Gavi Funds Vaccines to Protect Girls Against Cervical Cancer

    GAVI Alliance, 4 February 2013

    More than 180,000 girls in eight developing countries are set to receive protection against the leading cause of cervical cancer thanks to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Patients Protest Over Cancer Services

    Health-e, 4 February 2013

    Cancer survivors gathered in central Cape Town yesterday to protest and raise awareness of the challenges faced by patients in South Africa, saying they are fed up with among ... read more »

  • Kenya:  22 Thousand Kenyans Dying of Cancer Yearly

    The Star, 4 February 2013

    Cancer is killing 22 thousand Kenyans every year. Data from the public health ministry shows that these deaths occur because 80 percent of cancer diagnoses are made when the ... read more »