Video: Cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: We Need to Close the Divide

February 2014

Cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries—We Need to Close the Divide

Felicia M. Knaul


In this interview, Felicia M. Knaul, of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, and Mark Lawler, of Queens University Belfast, explore the deep “cancer divide” that exists between high-income countries and low-and middle income countries (LMICs) and the challenges involved in closing it. They identify a change in health care strategy, a unity of purpose, and effective partnerships among all stakeholders as requirements in addressing the cancer divide and conclude that introducing a series of effective, low-cost interventions in cancer care and control must be a priority for all health systems in LMICs.

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