Coronavirus has caused significant setbacks in the fight against Cancer- WHO

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the fight against coronavirus is undermining efforts to provide care to cancer patients around the world.

In his speech on World Cancer Day, WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said that one in three European countries is currently facing a major crisis in the treatment of cancer patients.

According to the official, international attention has shifted to the fight against Coronavirus which has forced the 53 member states of the WHO with the largest share in Central Asia and Europe to face a major challenge in treating cancer patients as a result of either isolation causes disability or total collapse.

A statement issued by Kluge on Thursday said many countries, including the richest nations, are facing a shortage of anti-cancer drugs, while others have distanced themselves from the Cancer Society and given priority to fighting it. Coronavirus.

In the Netherlands and Belgium during the 2020 World Cup, the number of cancer patients was reduced from 40 to 30 per cent while in Kyrgyzstan the incidence of cancer was reduced to 90 per cent, Mr Hans Kluge said. the fight against cancer in the world.

Mr Kluge also expressed concern that the number of cancer deaths in the UK alone could rise by 15 per cent and the number of breast cancer cases by 9 per cent over the next five years.

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