03 December 2018 - NW3603
James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Health
Is there a cancer control policy in the country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The Breast Cancer Prevention and Control and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control policies are available, signed off by the Minister of Health in June 2017. In addition the following documents were also approved:
- The National Cancer Strategic Framework 2017 - 2022, (October 2017); and
- National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care 2017 - 2022 (April 2017).
Both policy documents were disseminated to all the nine Provinces by the end of December 2017.