The cancer care challenge in the light of pandemic experience

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

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This introductory chapter argues that tackling the escalating cancer crisis in Africa and India is essential for human wellbeing and inclusive health care, while having much to teach about how to build better local health security in low- and middle-income contexts. Global health security is built on the foundations of strong local health security. Local health security in turn relies on effective and innovative industrial supply chains to provide essential medicines, devices and other commodities at manageable prices, and effective industrial-health sector policy collaboration to ensure broad health benefit, lessons the pandemic has hammered home.

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 pages21
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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