Cancer Practitioners Work Together on Response

vlcsnap-2014-07-01-22h58m27s248The Ministry of Health recently developed a policy on addressing non-communicable diseases including cancer.

Today it hosted representatives of public and private sector organizations working on the issue of cancer at the Radisson Hotel.

Dr. Ramon Figueroa is the head of the Planning, Policy and Analysis Unit at such Ministry.

vlcsnap-2014-07-01-22h57m27s175Dr. Ramon Figueroa- Head of the Planning, Policy and Analysis Unit 

“We are going to come up with some policy recommendations, what are the core services to be provided. ; Already, we have been discussing some issues in terms of a national cancer registry, making cancer a mandatory reporting, because we are having problems in managing data information and I see a lot of people going across the border and we don’t know what is happening- the country is losing that information.  So, we need to gather a cross-border information.  So, we are going to get a set of recommendations and we are taking it from there”.

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