Well-directed inclusion of hematology in African national cancer control plans

Meaghann S Weaver, Atteby J J Yao, Lorna Renner, Mhamed Harif, Catherine G. Lam

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Abstract

In the context of a convergent call for noncommunicable disease integration in the global agenda, recognizing cross-cutting needs and opportunities in national strategies across disease fields with shared priorities in low- and middle-income settings can enhance sustainable development approaches. We reviewed publicly available cancer control plans in Africa to evaluate for inclusion of hematology needs and shared service priorities. Pediatric data remain sparse in cancer control plans. While continental Africa represents incredible diversity, recognizing shared priorities and opportunity for collaboration between oncology and hematology services and across age groups may guide prioritized cancer control efforts and reduce programmatic redundancies in resource-limited settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere26422
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Africa
  • cancer control plans
  • hematology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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