A group of open science advocates has launched the first preprint aimed exclusively at African scientists. AfricArxiv seeks to improve the visibility of African science by helping academics share their work quickly. The platform will be hosted on the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open-source software that allows researchers to connect and share their work. It […]
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The Guardian reports, “More than 260,000 women worldwide die annually of cervical cancer, which could soon overtake childbirth as the developing world’s biggest killer of women. Low- and middle-income countries account for 85% of all deaths, and Zimbabwe is among the five nations – all of them in sub-Saharan Africa – with the highest incidence […]
Moldova, a country of nearly 3 million people, is confronted with more than 11,000 new cancer cases a year, many of which are diagnosed at late stage and therefore often have direr prognoses for cure. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is working with Moldova to introduce new technologies and build workforce capacity to improve […]
The International Cancer Expert Corps, in a cooperative effort with CERN and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC, is undertaking an initiative to develop innovative, robust and affordable medical linear accelerators for use in low- to middle-income countries. The article, “Bridging the Gap”, January 15, 2018, CERN COURIER, outlines the history of this project including the […]
While significant progress has been made in halting the spread of communicable diseases in Africa, rates of non-communicable illnesses, especially cancers, are rising. With just 5% of global funding for cancer prevention spent in Africa, a new global strategy is needed to help manage a looming health crisis. Dan Milner provides insight into the efforts of […]
Africa should not be a “graveyard” for Linear Accelerators. There is an urgent need to develop a highly skilled workforce of specifically trained engineers, technicians and physicists necessary to ensure linear accelerators can be safely operated, maintained and serviced in low- and middle-income countries in Africa where the incidence of cancer is disproportionately high. Proper maintenance and repair plans, when […]
“Cancer ‘moonshots’ may improve individual outcomes in high-income countries with strong governance, but they will not solve the rising economic and social burden of cancer globally. What we need are ‘earthshots’ that focus on building infrastructure and delivering affordable, equitable and effective care.” Richard Sullivan, Nature
Kaiser Family Foundation takes stock of the U.S. global health response after the first year of the Trump Presidency and looks ahead to the global health policy issues that are likely to have our attention. One interesting fact garnered from a recent KFF poll, is that about a half of the public still wants the U.S […]
Today, World Politics Review, published the article, “How Better Cancer Treatment Can Also Mean Better Nuclear Security” authored by Dr. C. Norm Coleman, Miles Pomper and Dr. Silvia Formenti. The article was written in response to the Washington Post article, “How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’” which discussed the dilemma related to the risk of […]
The July 2017 issue of the “ICEC Essential News Letter” provides a detailed overview of our current activities. These include the efforts of our Early Career Leaders expanding twinning partnerships; ICEC’s endeavors to develop and make more accessible, first-rate radiation treatment systems capable of functioning in challenging environments and developing countries; and implementing the ICEC 5-Step […]