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Lancet Health Policy Report, experts

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eHEALTH BureauGlobal researchers from across the world have stressed on the need for a large scale global response to combat the threat from cancer similar to HIV and TB control initiatives in a recent public health policy paper published in the Lancet, world’s leading general medical journal. Stating that cancer is an under-funded health problem and an important cause of premature death in resource poor settings, the paper urges the need to employ innovative treatment models and new investment options as control strategies in the health system to meet the challenges of fighting with cancer in middle and low income countries like India. Their study supports Global Task Force’s Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries to prevent and treat cancer by deployment of primary and secondary caregivers, use of affordable drugs, and application of regional and global mechanisms for financing and procurement including national health insurance coverage for people living in poverty

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