By Meclina Chirwa
Lack of investment towards cancer management and awareness has been singled out as the major challenge in the fight against the disease in the country.
World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative Dr Neema Rusibamayila Kimando said this on Monday in Lilongwe during the launch of the Fourth Malawi Cancer Symposium.
According to Kimando, low income countries like Malawi are still struggling to manage cancer which is continuing to be a burden and cause of maternal mortality.
She said there is need for countries to strengthen health systems and promote cancer screenings in a drive to reduce the burden.
Kimando indicated government should invest more in early screening and awareness and increase access to treatment to address cancer challenges.