Conclusion: Better cancer care and greater local health security: Lessons, opportunities and ways forward

Geoffrey Banda*, Maureen Mackintosh, Mercy Karimi Njeru, Smita Srinivas, Joanna Chataway, Fortunata Songora Makene

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In pulling together the book’s analytical themes and practical lessons in the conclusion, this chapter emphasises as a core theme the scope for bringing together health, industrial development and innovation to build greater local health security, for cancer care, across the spectrum of health need and pandemic preparedness. The pandemic and our study of cancer care reinforced the importance of simultaneous co-resolution of challenges pertaining to health systems strengthening, development of broad industrial capabilities and improvements in planning, organisational, funding and institutional capabilities. This is critical for building agile and resilient local health security, a critical pre-condition for global health security.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCancer Care in Pandemic Times
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India
EditorsGeoffrey Banda, Maureen Mackintosh, Mercy Karimi Njeru, Fortunata Songora Makene, Smita Srinivas
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783031441233
ISBN (Print)9783031441226, 9783031441257
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameInternational Political Economy Series
VolumePart F2092
ISSN (Print)2662-2483
ISSN (Electronic)2662-2491


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