Margaret Chan and Yukiya Amanoof report that of the "7.6 million cancer deaths every year, 4.8 million occur in the developing world":

Throughout the developing world, most health-care systems are designed to cope with episodes of infectious disease. But most lack the funds, equipment, and qualified personnel needed to provide basic care for cancer patients. Thirty countrieshalf of them in Africado not have a single radiotherapy machine. And these countries certainly do not have the financial resources, facilities, equipment, technology, infrastructure, staff, or training to cope with the long-term demands of cancer care.

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