Of all the cancers deaths, as much as three-quarters of the deaths occur in developing countries. These places severely lack the resources needed to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. As a result WHO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have created a Joint Programme on Cancer Control focusing on the needs of developing countries.
Following is the WHO Podcast by Veronica Riemer where she looks at cancer care in the developing world. She speaks with Dr Margaret Chan, WHO's Director-General, who explains what the IAEA brings to this program and others:
Listen to this episode - duration 07:37 min [mp3 4.4Mb]