Category: CC2015

Making cancer control part of the national health agenda: The World Health Organization’s country cooperation strategy and comprehensive cancer control planning

This article provides an overview of the principles behind the World Health Organization’s guidance for national cancer control planning. It also describes the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) which enables national governments to integrate cancer programmes into the broader national health agenda and to collaborate with a wide variety of international partners.

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Mobile Technology in cancer control for emerging health systems: Digital divide or digital provide?

We live in an age of technology optimists, where innovation has become a byword for facilitation, improvement and success. In the field of development, information and communication technologies – defined broadly as any technologies used to create, disseminate and manage information, and including the internet, broadcasting mediums, and both fixed line and mobile telephony – have repeatedly demonstrated their use value in offering solutions to challenges facing emerging nations

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A partnership model for the training and professional development of health-care staff in low-resource settings

The model of “health partnerships” or “twinning” between hospitals or health-care training institutions in high-income countries and those in low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) has a role to play in addressing global deficiencies in the quantity, quality and accessibility of human resources for cancer control.

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