The acute shortage of medical workers in oncology in Sub-Saharan Africa contributes to high rates of deaths in the region.
Sub-Saharan Africa has an acute shortage of workers for cancer treatment and care. It means that, by 2030, there could be 1 million deaths annually in the region without intervention.
In this second episode of our three-part mini-series, Africa Science Focus reporter Michael Kaloki follows up with Beatrice Wiafe, a breast health expert and one of the lead researchers of a cancer report by health journal The Lancet, on why there is a deficit of medical workers in cancer and what it will take for Sub-Saharan Africa to build and retain the expertise needed to manage the disease.
Posted in: Medical Condition News
Tags: Cancer, Cancer Treatment, Oncology
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