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Cancer Mortality Increasing In Africa, But Donors Continue Focus On Infectious Diseases

EurActiv: Cancer is the poor parent of development aid
“The absence of prevention, poor infrastructure, lack of medical staff, and late diagnoses, but also an increase in life expectancy in low-income countries, have made cancer Africa’s new health scourge. … As for developed countries, who are public aid providers to development, the fight against cancer is also left behind, the priorities being the fight against pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or even the Ebola crisis…” (Barbière, 2/24).

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