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Palliative care for cancer patients in Sudan: an overview

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dc.contributor.author Gafer, Nahla
dc.contributor.author Elhaj, Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-06T16:43:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-06T16:43:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-11
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.491
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/431
dc.description ecancer 2014, 8:491 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sudan is facing an increasing number of cancer patients every year, and cancer is now among the top ten killer diseases in the country. The majority of cancer patients are diagnosed with an advanced type of cancer where curative treatment has little, if any, effect. The need for palliative care (PC) is urgent. In spite of this, there is no established programme for comprehensive cancer control in the country. In this article we review the state of PC services available for cancer patients. A PC service started in 2010 as an outpatient service at the main oncology centre in Sudan. With the help of international bodies, several training activities in PC were held. Currently the service includes an outpatient clinic, a nine-bed ward, and a limited home-care service. PC has started to reach two other hospitals in the country. Unfortunately, the need is still great; the services provided are not fully supported by the hospital administration. And even now, thousands of patients outside the cities of Khartoum and Medani have no access to oral morphine. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ecancermedicalscience en_US
dc.subject Sudan en_US
dc.subject cancer en_US
dc.subject palliative care en_US
dc.subject palliative care unit en_US
dc.subject services en_US
dc.subject training en_US
dc.title Palliative care for cancer patients in Sudan: an overview en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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