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Tumaini la Maisha will organise a virtual roundtable entitled “Children’s cancer, the Tanzania model as a basis for an Africa research agenda” which will take place online on Monday 23rd November 2020.80% of children diagnosed with cancer are cured in high-income countries (HIC’s). 80% of childhood cancers globally occur in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC’s) where survival rates are generally less than 20% of children affected. In September 2018, the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer was launched. This aims for a survival rate of at least 60% for children with cancer to be attained by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives. This new target represents a doubling of the global cure rate for children with cancer. “Too many children have their lives cut short by cancer, and survival rates in poor countries are scandalously lower than those in wealthy countries,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. The webinar will explore Tanzania’s efforts to change this paradigm. This East African country is meeting this challenge on many fronts including a national network of aligned clinical facilities; groundbreaking research partnerships; local expertise strengthening through multi-disciplinary university-based education; and the development of a range of highly innovative tools and support platforms specifically designed for children’s cancer services in resource-limited settings. The agenda will be available on 5 Nov 2020.

Event Dates
  • November 23, 2020 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ended
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Children's Cancer: The Tanzania Model and a Research Agenda for Africa. Zoom Roundtable

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