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Mauritius will soon sign an agreement with the Group Hospital de La Pitie Salpetriere in Paris to fight cancer

The Ministry of health of Mauritius will soon sign an agreement alongside the hospital group of University La Pitie Salpetriere - Charles Foix of Paris to fight cancer with backdrop of improved care on the island.
The agreement includes the establishment of a national plan for cancer for the period 2014-2018 and the creation of an agency in Mauritius, the National Cancer Agency to analyze all the data of the disease and its evolution on the island, as shown in the newspaper Le Matinal.

Cancer is progressing dramatically in Mauritius according to the latest official figures.
The Department of health received an average of more than 1,500 new cases reported every year, 1.943 for the year 2012.
Thus from 2006 to 2010, 7,700 new patients have been identified.

Colorectal cancer is the first cause of mortality with 13.9%, followed by cancer of the lung (9.9%), as well as prostate (9%) and those of the throat and mouth (7.8%).
40.3% of cancers affect Mauritians aged between 40 and 64, and 42.7% of cancers occur in the population over 65 years.
As a reminder, some 950 people die every year as a result of cancer in Mauritius.

Fabrice François

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