Africa Experiencing Rising Cancer Cases But Leaders Fail To Give Disease High Priority
Inter Press Service: Cancer Locks a Deadly Grip on Africa, Yet It’s Barely Noticed
“…World Cancer Day commemorated on Feb. 4 may have come and gone, but the spread of cancer in Africa has been worrying global health organizations and experts year round. The continent, they fear, is ill-prepared for another health crisis of enormous proportions. … ‘Africa and its leaders have failed to recognize cancer as a high-priority health problem despite millions of people succumbing to the disease,’ [said oncologist Menzisi] Thabane…” (Moyo, 2/13).