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World Cancer Day 2017

Is Africa once again the forgotten continent of global public health response? We fear it is. How else can one explain how international organizations, donors, much of civil society and African governments themselves, are by and large either unaware or ignoring the rise of Cancer in Africa? How is it possible that still today, over half of Africa’s countries do not have radiotherapy equipment? Why is it that another half of the continent considers opioids to be worthy of a legal ban, believing that medical morphine is a path to national addiction when data shows that it clearly is not?

For two years, iPRI has researched and documented Africa’s cancer problem in-depth. Its resulting output is a report, entitled The State of Oncology in Africa 2015 and a full length documentary film Cancer is… Attacking Africa. Both come to the same clear conclusions: Cancer in Africa is a clear and present danger. The good news, as is often the case, is that something can be done, but unity and expediency are required.

In its 2017 World Cancer Day video, Professor Peter Boyle, the Report’s Editor in Chief and the Co-Producer of the film, as well as Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society and Senior Editor of the Report, both emphacise this urgency. We hope that the call to action of two such eminent scientists and policy experts will help to create some momentum.

Report: The State of Oncology in Africa

The State of Oncology in Africa The Report’s Executive Summary Written about cancer in Africa by health professionals working in Africa or international colleagues working closely with Africa, identifies ‘The State of Oncology in Africa, 2015’ as a unique report. Overall, it paints a depressing and deplorable picture of the current situation regarding cancer in… Continue Reading

iPRI Stands Against Cancer in Africa

The International Prevention Research Institute stands with all those concerned with African Public Health. In the past decade, Global Public Health seems to have lowered the intensity of prior decades and yet, as was the case with the rise of HIV, Africa continues to have new health challenges. One particular challenge is URGENT. Indeed, the rise of… Continue Reading

Cancer is… Attacking Africa (22-min version)

Show it in your school, university, NGO, UN organization… Let us know how it went! Cancer is… Attacking Africa is the fifth full length documentary film on cancer co-produced by Cemil Alyanak and Peter Boyle. The film takes us through Africa’s troubled cancer panorama revealing problems that, if not addressed immediately, will result in senseless suffering… Continue Reading

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