The biggest killer

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Seventy percent of the 8 million new cancer cases annually are diagnosed in developing countries. But so far, little has been done to fight this epidemic. This project will show the urgency of the matter and how it could be addressed.

  • €15,000 Budget in Euros
  • 2020 Final release date
  • 5 Round winner
  • 2 Locations
  • 4 Durations in months

For a long time, cancer has been a scourge of developed countries, while in developing countries malnutrition and diseases such as malaria and HIV / AIDS have claimed the most victims. But that changes dramatically. Seventy percent of the 18 million new cancer cases annually are diagnosed in developing countries. Unlike in developed countries, where the number of cancer deaths is falling, 80 percent of patients die there. Meanwhile, cancer in developing countries is causing more deaths than HIV / AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The prognoses of the WHO for the future are still much gloomier. If left unchecked, there will be 27 million new cancers and 17 million cancer deaths in 2030. But especially in sub-Saharan Africa, there is little awareness that cancer is the main health problem of the coming decades.

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