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Fiji Seeks to Establish a Radiotherapy Facility to Improve Cancer Treatment
10 April 2014 | Fiji has one of the highest death rates from breast and cervical cancer in the world, but has no radiotherapy services. Every year the Ministry of Health sends approximately 15-24 radiotherapy patients to India, New Zealand or Australia. Fiji has requested the IAEA's help to establish a radiotherapy facility to improve cancer treatment in the country. Read more

60th imPACT Review Assessment Mission to Panama
2 April 2014 | In view of the increasing number of cancer cases, Panama's Minister of Health requested an imPACT Review mission to the country. Read More

PACT Outlines Global Cancer Burden at UN Lions Day
24 March 2014 | Upon invitation of the Lions Clubs of Austria, the IAEA participated in an event to commemorate the long-standing partnership between Lions and the United Nations on 21 March 2014. Over 150 Lions Clubs members, as well as representatives of Permanent Missions and staff of the Vienna-based Organizations marked UN Lions Day during an evening event at the Rathaus (city hall) in Vienna. Read More

A Regular Day at "K Hospital" in Hanoi
3 February 2014 | The IAEA will be convening a midday event on 4 February 2014 at its headquarters to mark World Cancer Day.. Read More


We Need to Talk About Cancer
3 February 2014 | The impact of early nutrition on health is great. Poor nutrition has the potential to affect future life, including mental development and vulnerability to many diseases later in life. Read More
Uruguay’s University Hospital inaugurates new facilities to support the treatment of cancer
24 January 2014 | A ceremony to mark the inauguration of a state of the art linear accelerator and the opening of a Secondary Standards Laboratory for the Calibration of Radiotherapy Equipment took place in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay (Udelar) on 23 December 2013. Read More
New Nuclear Medicine Unit opens in Namibia with the help of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme
9 January 2014 | A new Nuclear Medicine Department has been inaugurated at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, northern Namibia, on 12 December 2013. The Department is only the second facility in Namibia that will provide diagnostic and treatment services in the areas of endocrinology, cardiology and oncology. Read More

Lebanon and Pakistan Receive IAEA imPACT Missions
18 December 2013 | Concluding an active year of imPACT Review Assessment missions in IAEA Member States, the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted successive missions in Lebanon and Pakistan in late November and early December 2013. Read More
Uganda to host the VUCCnet Secretariat for Sub-Saharan Africa
11 December 2013 | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), through its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) in cooperation with its international partners in cancer control and supported by the Roche African Research Foundation, launched, in 2010, an initiative to establish a Virtual University for Cancer Control supported by regional cancer training and mentorship networks in Sub Saharan Africa. Read More

Papua New Guinea Receives First IAEA imPACT Mission
11 December 2013 | In 2012, a few months after becoming an IAEA Member State, Papua New Guinea requested an IAEA imPACT mission to assess the country’s cancer control capacity and needs. Read More

IAEA imPACT Mission to Bangladesh Notes Country's Progress to Reduce its Cancer Burden and Expand Radiotherapy Services
21 November 2013 | Bangladesh, the seventh most populous country in the world with over 150 million people, is perhaps best known for cycle-rickshaws in Dhaka and its passion for cricket. Read More

Sharing Positive Experiences in Cancer Control in Latin America and the Caribbean Region
21 November 2013 | On 31 October and 1 November 2013, Panama hosted the second meeting on cancer control challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Read More
IAEA imPACT Mission to Bangladesh Notes Country's Progress to Reduce its Cancer Burden and Expand Radiotherapy Services
21 November 2013
While Bangladesh has enjoyed an average economic growth rate at around 6% for the past ten years, its cancer burden has unfortunately also grown. Read More

imPACT Mission to Tunisia Finds Major Advances and Strong Commitment to Cancer Control
4 November 2013 | Upon the request of the Minister of Health, Dr Abdellatif Mekki, the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted a national cancer control assessment or imPACT mission in Tunisia from 7-11 October 2013. Read More

IAEA Conducts 25th imPACT Mission in Africa to Botswana
17 September 2013 | Upon the request of Botswana's Minister of Health, Rev. Dr. John Seakgosin, the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted a national cancer control assessment mission (imPACT Review) in the country from 26 to 30 August 2013. Read More

IAEA Helps Train African Cancer Control Workforce
15 August 2013 | There is a drastic shortage of accessible knowledge and quality training programmes in Africa for comprehensive cancer control. Read More
Technical cooperation helps to improve cancer care capacities in Yemen
28 June 2013 | To increase the availability and accessibility of cancer care in the country, the government of Yemen is now planning the construction of the first oncology centre in the seaport city of Aden, with the help of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Read More

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