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Around 16k-20k people dies due to cancer in Afghanistan annually

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          Kabul, 7 February According to the Taliban’s Ministry of Public Health, around 40,000 Afghans are diagnosed with cancer each year, with an estimated 16,000 to 20,000 dying as a result.

According to TOLO News, the Ministry said on Sunday that it plans to create cancer care centres in numerous regions in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

“Cancer affects around 40,000 persons in Afghanistan each year. Every year, between 16,000-20,000 people are killed by the illness”, Deputy Minister of Public Health Mohammad Hussien Ghias told reporters here.

The authorities faulted the previous Afghan administration for failing to take into account the country’s poor health system.

“The previous governments did not do a good job in the health sector”, Ministry official Naimullah Ayoubi stated.

According to the official, there are currently three active cancer care centres in Kabul, Kandahar, and Herat.

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