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  • Joe Biden says cervical cancer ‘totally preventable’ in Africa

    PolitiFact - 05/05/2016

    Richard Wamai, assistant professor of public health at Northeastern University, said the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are ill equipped for this challenge.

    “Detection will require expanding the health service system, which requires investments in infrastructure,” Wamai said. “That calls for prioritization which is difficult to do because of competing health demands. Cancer in general is, to me, the most worrying of all other diseases for the continent. There is very little preparation and in many cases policy makers are not yet awoken to this impending tsunami.”

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