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Ministry of Health launches report on cancer incidence in Oman

Ministry of Health launches report on cancer incidence in Oman

Muscat – 

The Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Directorate General of Primary Healthcare (DGPH), Non-Communicable Diseases Department, in cooperation with the National Oncology Center, on Sunday launched the 2015 Cancer Incidence Report for Oman. 

The launch ceremony was held beneath the patronage of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, in the presence of a quantity of senior MoH officials. H E Dr Sa’eedi mentioned ‘cancer status’ in the sultanate is not a matter of concern compared to other nations of the planet or in the area.

He pointed out that the sultanate is the initial nation in the GCC to publish the 2015 Cancer Incidence Report.

The Minister of Health known as upon all well being workers in the public and private well being sectors in the sultanate to cooperate with the cancer registry team by supplying it precise information. Dr Said bin Harib al Lamki, director common of DGPH, mentioned the sultanate has adopted the UN initiative on building a national multi-sectorial method, as effectively as the National Policy of Non-communicable Diseases Control.

He added that the report covered ailments such as cancer, diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular ailments.
One thousand, eight hundred and forty instances have been recorded, out of which 1,615 had been Omani (749 male and 866 female).

The cancer instances recorded amongst youngsters beneath 14 years was 111 in quantity. Statistics showed that cancer incidence price is 103.eight per 100,000 inhabitants. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer amongst females, whilst for males it is prostate cancer. The Oman National Cancer Registry is the mainstay of cancer therapy and manage. It is regarded as a trustworthy resource for the choice-makers in building prevention programmes.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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