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WHO launches new tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes

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The FINANCIAL -- A suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children is being released today by the World Health Organization, on International Childhood Cancer Day. The package includes a “how-to” guide for policy-makers, cancer control programme managers and hospital managers; an assessment tool to inform implementation; and a multilingual online portal for information-sharing according to WHO.…

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WHO launches new tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes

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The FINANCIAL -- A suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children is being released today by the World Health Organization, on International Childhood Cancer Day. The package includes a “how-to” guide for policy-makers, cancer control programme managers and hospital managers; an assessment tool to inform implementation; and a…

WHO highlights progress in accelerating access to hepatitis C diagnostics and treatment in low- and middle-income countries

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The FINANCIAL -- Many low- and middle-income countries have reduced suffering from hepatitis C, thanks to increased access to testing and treatment. Some achieved a 20-fold increase in the number of people treated with safe and effective direct-acting retroviral drugs between 2015 and 2018, according to the Global progress report on accelerating access to hepatitis C…