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The Asia-Pacific Women’s Cancer Coalition recently launched a report called Impact and Opportunity: The Case for Investing in Women’s Cancers in Asia Pacific.
WHAT’S IN THE REPORT?
Published by the Economist Impact and supported by the pharmaceutical company Roche, this report presents a detailed examination of the burden of women’s cancer, specifically breast and cervical cancer, in 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The report includes detailed snapshots of the breast and cervical cancer burden, incidence, and mortality in each of the 6 countries mentioned above. Readers will access the following information:
- Current cancer care capacity status
- Existing policies and planning
- Prevention and screening measures
- Diagnosis and resource capacity
- Quality of treatment and access
- Levels of awareness and education about breast and cervical cancer
The report furthermore identifies the gaps and opportunities for relevant stakeholders to improve the provision of assistance to women dying from these cancers every year in Asia Pacific.
THE MALAYSIAN SNAPSHOT
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THE REPORT IS ONLINE—READ IT HERE!
|Click here for the full report at the Asia-Pacific Women’s Cancer Coalition website. The link leads to a PDF file.|