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CHILDHOOD CANCER IS CURABLE – MINISTRY

The Ministry of Health says early diagnosis and treatment can eliminate childhood cancer.

Deputy Director for Non-Communicable Diseases in the Ministry of Health, Dr Jonathan Chiwanda, was speaking in Lilongwe during the commemoration of this year’s International Childhood Cancer Day which falls on 15th February every year.

He also highlighted the significance of the day in bringing much-needed awareness to the issue of childhood cancer in Malawi and beyond.

“I want to emphasize that the government is committed to dealing with cancer hence the construction of the bunkers at Kamuzu Central Hospital,” said Chiwanda.

Executive Director for Baylor Children’s Foundation Malawi, Phoebe Nyasulu, said their organization will continue working with the Ministry of Health to make sure that every child has access to cancer care and services.

She said Baylor will conduct more research in its operations so that it comes out with accurate results and brings out more success stories.

The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Equal Access to Care: Unveiling Challenges.”

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  • Mayeso Chikhadzula joined MBC in 2006, he's an Investigative Journalist and Principal Reporter. He's also a News Anchor, Presenter, and producer.

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