Battle plan for affordable cancer medicines in Africa
New initiative reminds at the beginning of the fight against AIDS
The New York Times Cancer kills around 450,000 people a year in Africa. Most of these cancers, such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer and breast cancer have a good chance of recovery if they are identified in time and treated with the appropriate drugs - but these are largely absent. A much-noticed new initiative between the two pharmaceutical companies Pfister (New York) and Cipla (Mumbai) wants to provide cheap cancer drugs in some African countries.
It's high time for that, because African doctors see patients with advanced cancers, the doctors in the rich industrialized nations never set eyes on. In addition, American top oncologists promised to support their African colleagues with their experience. (Photo: Teseum/flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)