To deal with these inequalities and to coincide with World Cancer Day on 4 February, WHO’s Global Breast Cancer Initiative seeks to reduce breast cancer mortality by 2.5% a year.
The initiative indicates breast cancer treatment should be initiated within a three-month period of the first onset, in addition to guaranteeing at least 80% of patients suffering from breast cancer to complete treatment.
WHO regretted breast cancer survival is very unequal among countries.
It pointed out that 80% of breast/cervical cancer deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries.
Each year over 2.3 million breast cancer deaths are being reported, making it most common cancer in adults.
95% of countries, breast cancer is the first- or second- leading cause of women deaths.