Perspective – Chad has ‘a vision, a plan and a political will to fight against cancer’


According to the World Health Organization, access to healthcare in Chad is still at an embryonic stage. The country has limited data on cancer and no department dedicated to its care, meaning those who are diagnosed are often referred to hospitals abroad. But Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, the WHO’s representative to Chad, is optimistic about the country’s political will to fight cancer, as authorities plans to build a national treatment centre.

He joined FRANCE 24 on the International Day Against Breast Cancer, saying that the event is an opportunity to remind women that breast cancer can be auto-diagnosed and that those with access to mammograms should do them every two years.

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