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More People In Senegal, All Of Africa Need Access To Palliative Care

The Guardian: The African cancer patients dying in unnecessary pain
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News correspondent

“…There are more people dying of cancer in Senegal than of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined. Programs tackling infectious diseases have been effective and with longer life expectancy and more western lifestyles cancer rates are climbing. But the country is failing to give palliative care to the vast majority of people who need it and as a result cancer patients in a relatively prosperous part of west Africa are dying in pain that could easily be stopped…” (5/29).

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