T.Duissenova, WHO, IAEA experts discuss improvement of oncology service in Kazakhstan
Minister of Health and Social Development Tamara Duissenova met with international delegation composed of WHO and IAEA representatives that presented a report on evaluation of national oncology services development.
Foreign experts had visited in Kazakhstan the oncology centers of Astana and Almaty, Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Almaty Center for Palliative Care, S.Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, and Republican Higher Medical College.
WHO and IAEA delegation also examined cancer rates, reviewed the national priorities, achievements and challenges ahead on the development of oncology service in Kazakhstan.
The experts noted that Kazakhstan has steadily evolving the oncology service, and gave recommendations aimed at strengthening cancer screening in Kazakhstan.
T.Duissenova expressed gratitude for the work performed and willingness to use WHO and IAEA experience in the fight against cancer.
In Kazakhstan operates 347 oncology rooms at the organizations of primary health care and 18 oncologic dispensaries. The work of oncology rooms has a key role in the early diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients with benign and malignant tumors who are recorded in a cancer registry.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan