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Conference explores strategies to tackle cancer in Middle East

Conference explores techniques to tackle cancer in Middle East

Discussions at the conference, managed by the Economist Events, focused about how a cancer-care pathway must be developed, funded and implemented across the Middle East.

Healthcare stakeholders also discussed what wants to be carried out to boost prevention, screening, early detection and remedy as effectively as techniques to educate the population about wholesome way of life options. From Oman, Dr Bassim Jaffar al Bahrani, director, National Oncology Centre, The Royal Hospital, and Dr Wahid al Kharusi, president, Oman Cancer Association took component in the panel discussions at the occasion.

Dr Bahrani participated in a speak on driving proactive policies. The discussion dealt with how extended-term pondering is crucial for effective national cancer-handle programmes and how the region’s governments can create systems that are proactive rather than reactive. Dr Kharusi took component in a discussion on breaking taboos and altering attitudes.

The panel talked about how longstanding taboos about illness and remedy be broken to destigmatise cancer. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, president, Union for International Cancer Control, mentioned, “We need strong and people-centred health systems, at the heart of which are empowered individuals and communities. In order to achieve this, we have to address the social determinants of health that create the large disparities in access to quality cancer treatment and care. We also need to adopt an all-of-society approach where governments, private sector and civil society work collaboratively to bring to life innovative, sustainable and appropriately resourced life-saving solutions for cancer.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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