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WHO plans to invest in cancer prevention in Belarus

The World Health Organization (WHO) intends to invest in programs for the prevention of cancer and heart disease in Belarus. The future projects were discussed during the visit of a WHO delegation to Minsk on March 16.

Screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and early diagnosis of heart disease. According to WHO projections, dozens of similar projects in the health sector will help improve the quality of life.

At the same time, Belarus can already boast plenty of experience in the prevention and treatment of complex diseases. In particular, representatives of WHO noted a good technical base and professionalism of Belarusian doctors.

Gauden Galea, Director of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life-course, WHO/Europe:
We have been working with Belarus for more than 3 years in areas of human health at all stages of life and prevention of noncommunicable diseases. And in all these areas, Belarus has made great strides. Especially in the reduction of maternal and infant mortality.

Oleg Chestnov, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization:
The fact that mortality and birth rates are now equal, and this is due to reducing mortality, suggests that you really use effective measures. And we would like to see what these measures are. And we can show them not only in Europe but globally.

WHO plans to invest in cancer prevention in Belarus