Khartoum, Jan.20 (SUNA)- The Federal Ministry of Health approved the National Cancer Control Strategy 2023-2030, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the presence of the cocerned circles.

Addressing the opening session of the workshop on endorsement of national cancer control strategy held today at Corinthia Hotel ,  the Acting Minister of Health Dr. Haitham Mohamed Ibrahim, said  that the 7- year strategy made with joint efforts and support of the WHO in Sudan and the regional office that embarked on extensive discussions with partners, specialists in the field of cancer and university professors.

He said that the strategy included several axes, top of which is the existence of cancer records, ensuring the provision of arrangements for the necessary strategies to treat the disease, pointing to the discussion of the basic agenda, and the expansion of services representing in the provision of basic medicines according to a specific protocol included in the national strategy.

Director of the WHO Office in Sudan, Dr. Neama Abed, lauded the efforts being made until the strategy introduced, describing what had been done as a hard work in working out a long-term strategy.

Meanwhile, the rapporteur of the Oncology Advisory Council at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Imad Ashmeek, acknowledged that most of the diseases come in late stages of cancer, which requires reaching out to the patients and providing medicines with out complications.

The Director of the Noncommunicable Disease Department, Dr. Nazik Ezzeddine, described the steps of working out strategies as hard and long with a review of it every two years, stressing that it needs financial support in a way that contributes to diversifying its sources. .

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