Integrating Cancer into UHC Agenda in Africa, Cancer Symposium
Addressing equitable cancer care is particularly challenging for the healthcare systems of Africa and integration into Universal Health Care (UHC) has proven to be even more so. Can it be done?
In East Africa, one in six people will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. This means that health care providers across Africa are more likely to need to respond to symptoms of cancer than a positive HIV test. In addition, most African patients will need to pay for their care out-of-pocket, therefore inclusion of cancer services in UHC plans is critical in order to avoid financial ruin for these patients and their families. UHC for cancer should also ensure that innovative and essential treatments and solutions available to patients globally are equally accessible to African patients.
This panel will explore the unique complexities of treating cancer in Africa and approaches to achieve a more inclusive UHC that ensures coverage for all patients
Organised by Roche East Africa