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Cancer Care and Control : South-South Knowledge Exchange

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Abstract: Worldwide, deaths from cancer exceed those caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Seventy percent of deaths due to cancer occur in low-and middle-income countries, which are often poorly prepared to deal with the growing burden of chronic disease. Over a period of 18 months, the cancer care and control South-South knowledge exchange brought together a group of stakeholders from five countries in Africa - Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia to share experiences, lessons, and good practices through a set of video conferences and a site visit to Zambia. All five countries have demonstrated commitment, initiated various cancer control and cancer screening programs, and expressed interest in sharing their experiences. The knowledge exchange on cancer care and control aimed to raise awareness, increase knowledge of effective strategies, and strengthen regional collaboration in cancer control planning and expanding equitable access to cancer treatment. This paper presents highlights of the country experiences shared, common challenges discussed, and innovative solutions explored during the knowledge exchange. Topics addressed include population-based surveillance and data collection to better document the burden of cancer; strategies for designing and implementing successful national cancer care and control programs; innovative approaches for strengthening cancer prevention efforts such as human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs; task sharing and other strategies to build capacity and increase access to services; analytical tools for understanding the costs of programs; financing models, including public private partnerships, to increase cancer prevention and care; policy reforms needed to improve access to palliative care; and opportunities for regional collaboration.
Type: Working Paper
Publications & Research :: Working Paper
Publications & Research
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23238
Subject: HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT
EMERGENCY PLAN
SOCIAL MOBILIZATION
CAREGIVERS
RISKS
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
ECONOMIC GROWTH
COUNSELORS
URBANIZATION
MINISTRIES OF HEALTH
VACCINATION
NATIONAL RESOURCES
YOUNG GIRLS
INFORMED DECISIONS
PHARMACISTS
PREVENTION
FAMILY SUPPORT
LAWS
CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING
EQUITABLE ACCESS
PREMATURE DEATH
MORBIDITY
HEALTH EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
COMMUNITY HEALTH
DISCRIMINATION
HEALTH INSURANCE
HEALTH RESEARCH
HEALTH CARE
DRUGS
CERVICAL CANCER
AGING POPULATIONS
LEGAL STATUS
PATIENT EDUCATION
HEALTH
HOLISTIC APPROACH
HEALTH WORKERS
BREAST CANCER
PUBLICATIONS
PREVENTION EFFORTS
RURAL POPULATION
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
HOSPITAL
PUBLIC HEALTH
RADIATION
KNOWLEDGE
COST EFFECTIVENESS
PUBLIC POLICY
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
RURAL POPULATIONS
NATIONAL PLANS
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
DISEASES
AIDS RELIEF
TRAINING
IMMUNIZATION
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
PATIENTS
PATIENT
SMOKING
INTERVENTION
LEUKEMIA
HEALTH SYSTEMS
AGING
HOSPICES
NURSES
COVERAGE OF POPULATION
OBSERVATION
HEALTH MANAGEMENT
DISSEMINATION
MEDICAL SCHOOL
MARRIAGE
ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE
LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE
TUBERCULOSIS
GYNECOLOGY
SCREENING
SERVICE DELIVERY
SUSTAINABLE POPULATION
GLOBAL HEALTH
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
MORTALITY
POLITICAL SUPPORT
SOCIAL SUPPORT
PALLIATIVE CARE
CANCER
PROGRESS
QUALITY CARE
MEDICAL RESEARCH
WORKERS
SURGERY
POLICIES
PHYSIOTHERAPY
NATIONAL STRATEGY
QUALITY OF CARE
CHRONIC DISEASE
HIV
SURVEILLANCE
POLICY MAKERS
HEALTH POLICY
HEALTH OUTCOMES
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
HYGIENE
WORKSHOP
HEPATITIS B
FAMILY PLANNING
MEDICAL PERSONNEL
DECISION MAKING
CHEMOTHERAPY
NUTRITION
POPULATIONS
WORKSHOPS
MALARIA
SECURITY POLICY
QUALITY CONTROL
POLICY
INFANT HEALTH
QUALITY OF LIFE
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
LIFESTYLES
INTERNET
RISK FACTORS
HEALTH SYSTEM
MINISTERS OF HEALTH
VACCINES
PHYSICIANS
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
CHILDREN
ALCOHOLIC
LIVER CANCER
CLINICS
GENERIC DRUGS
LACK OF AWARENESS
HEALTH PROVIDERS
RURAL AREAS
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
DISABILITY
ADDICTION
REFERRAL SYSTEMS
NATIONAL LEADERS
POPULATION
BEREAVEMENT
RESEARCH PROGRAM
EARLY DETECTION
QUALITY ASSURANCE
STRATEGY
EPIDEMIOLOGY
REGISTRATION
FAMILIES
WOMEN
MEDICINES
REFERRAL SYSTEM
HOSPITALS
HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
AIDS
ILLNESSES
URBAN POPULATION
SECONDARY EDUCATION
BEHAVIOR CHANGE
HEALTH SERVICES
IMPLEMENTATION
DEMAND FOR SERVICES
NURSING
NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
SERVICE PROVIDERS
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES




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