Podcast "Let's talk cancer": Cancer and conflict zones

Dr Cary Adams and Dr Richard Sullivan talk about how already vulnerable and at-risk populations, such as cancer patients, are impacted by conflict, and the challenges of delivering care in zones of unrest.
30 March 2022

In this first podcast of a new series, Dr Cary Adams speaks to Prof. Richard Sullivan about how cancer patients are impacted by conflict and the challenges of of delivering care in zones of unrest.

UICC is launching a new podcast series, “Let’s talk cancer”, where Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC exchanges with guest speakers on key topics of relevance to the health and cancer community. 

Prof. Richard Sullivan,  Professor, Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London and founding Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy, is one of the world’s foremost experts on how conflict disrupts health services, in particular the ability of cancer patients to continue receiving the treatment and care they need.

In this podcast, Prof. Sullivan speaks about how already vulnerable and at-risk populations, such as cancer patients, are impacted by conflict – particularly in low- and middle-income countries – and the importance of understanding the multiple political dimensions and social dynamics of delivering care in zones of unrest. They discuss in particular lessons learned from past conflicts that can be applied to the current war in Ukraine.

 

Last update: 
Friday 13 May 2022
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