Bringing Cancer Care Closer to Home: Mauritania Opens First Nuclear Medicine Centre

Bringing Cancer Care Closer to Home: Mauritania Opens First Nuclear Medicine Centre

18 December 2014

Nouakchott, Mauritania — The opening of Mauritania’s first ever nuclear medicine centre with IAEA support last month will lead to improved access to modern diagnostics and treatment, as well as lower costs. The new facility is part of the country’s National Oncology Centre, which opened in 2010. The centres offer comprehensive services in diagnosing, treating and managing cancer and other diseases in Mauritania and the surrounding region.

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From the Cradle to the Grave - Paving the Way for the Control of Radioactive Sources

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As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. In most countries these chemicals are an important part of food production. But if they are not used properly, their residues can contaminate food.
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The IAEA works with over 70 countries world-wide to support the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in their food control systems. One of these countries is Chile.

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Last update: 18 December 2014