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Season 4 Episode 7: A Global Glimpse

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A Global Glimpse: Cancer Statistics in Africa

Alex and Mary discuss cancer statistics in Africa, how they compare to other regions, and the questions that arise from the “why” behind the data.

#Podcast #Spotify #Anchor #research #advocacy #travel #Africa #cervicalcancer #MaslowsHierarchyofNeeds #Rwanda #statistics #data #ASR #ASIR #GDP #HDI #Globalstatistics #Cancerburden #Trends

Episode Links

Sub-Saharan Africa | The Cancer Atlas

How Rwanda could become one of the first countries to wipe out cervical cancer | Global development | The Guardian

Mapping Cancer in Africa: A Comprehensive and Comparable Characterization of 34 Cancer Types Using Estimates From GLOBOCAN 2020

Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:24]

  • Another Millennial/Boomer moment [1:35]

  • Africa [3:42]

  • Leading cause of death in Rwanda [5:20]

  • Africa has the highest cervical cancer rate [5:50]

  • Reached 98%+ target HPV vaccine population [6:07]

  • Mortality rates [7:48]

  • Breast cancer vs cervical cancer in North Africa [10:10]

  • Breast cancer vs cervical cancer in Subsaharan Africa [10:55]

  • Great need for cervical cancer vaccine/screening [11:55]

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [14:10]

  • Trends predicted to rise [17:40]

  • Lack of resources [18:30]

  • Much work to be done! [20:10]

  • Thanks for listening! [21:49]

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Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, Africa, cervical cancer, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Rwanda

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