Guardian: In Afrika kan kanker niet meer genegeerd worden

Cancer kills more people globally than HIV/Aids, TB and malaria, and in Africa it is becoming a growing health burden

It’s World Cancer Day today. Most people in the developed world will know someone who has suffered from or been affected by cancer. What fewer people know, however, is that people in the developing world are just as exposed: by 2020, there are likely to be 16 million new cases of cancer every year, 70% of which will be in developing countries. As the World Health Organisation’s director general, Margaret Chan, put it, “non-communicable diseases are no longer diseases of affluence”.

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Krista Russchen

10 februari 2011