04 April 2022

Cary Adams in WEF Agenda: How to improve access to cancer medicines in LMICs

In this opinion piece published in The Agenda by the World Economic Forum, Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, looks at how public-private partnerships can help ensure a more sustainable access.

In 2020, 70% of the 10 million estimated deaths due to cancer occurred in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). If left unchecked, the number of premature deaths caused by cancer is expected to rise to four million by 2040.

Many LMICs do not have the required health systems infrastructure to adequately treat and care for people with cancer because diagnostics, medicines and other services for comprehensive cancer care are simply not available.

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Monday 11 April 2022

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