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Kazakhstan to start developing oncological service on the recommendations of the IAEA

by May 24, 2017 Legal

Kazakhstan intends to develop its oncological service based on recommendations of the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (imPACT).

Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov held a meeting with Director of the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (imPACT) Nelly Enwerem-Bromson. The meeting discussed bilateral cooperation on healthcare issues. In June of this year, it is expected to receive recommendations from the imPACT mission, according to which a Strategic Plan for the Development of the Oncological Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be developed.

The document provides for intensification of work on training oncologists and updating the screening programs aimed at detecting oncological diseases. Within the framework of public-private partnership, projects will be implemented to update radiotherapy devices.

Recall, the IAEA imPACT Mission has been operating since 2004 to assist countries in the fight against cancer. Its field of activity includes the so-called IAEA mission imPACT or “complex missions” conducted by groups of experts and external experts.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan