Fight against Cancer should be prioritised - Zminijietna

Press Release: 08/05/08
Stqarrija Stampa: 08/05/08
(Verzjonijiet bl-Ingliz u bil-Malti)

 

 

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Fight against Cancer should be prioritised - Zminijietna

Zminijietna - Voice of the Left appealed to the Government to give more priority to the fight against cancer. Zminijietna said that this requires political decisions both on a national and a European level.

Zminijietna said

"Whilst Malta's health system is universal and accessible for everyone in certain fields, the same cannot be said as regards others. Breast cancer screening and vaccination against cervical cancer are cases in point". 

"Low income and poverty are key-factors amongst others in ill-health, and this is also true of deaths from cancer. Many cannot afford the hefty fees demanded by the private sector. We therefore call for the introduction of universal public schemes such as free cervical vaccination and free and prompt breast cancer screening".

"Within the EU, more than two million Europeans suffer from some form of cancer, and roughly one million die, mainly from lung, colon or breast cancer. However, around one-third of cancers in the EU are preventable and another 30% can be successfully treated.

"Zminijietna therefore appeals to the Government and Maltese MEPs to speak up for increased European coordination against cancer, for example, through Structural Funds and the Seventh Research Framework Programme".

"Zminijietna supports the appeal of the United Left / Nordic Green Left Group in the European Parliament for a task force on cancer bringing together the Commission, Parliament and Council and for more EU funding for cancer detection and prevention".

Michael Briguglio
Public Relations Officer
Mob 99894634
Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug

Il-glieda kontra l-kancer ghandha tinghata priorita' - Zminijietna

Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug appellat lill-Gvern sabiex jaghti priorita' ikbar lill-glieda konta l-kancer. Zminijietna qalet li dan jehtieg decizzjonijiet politici fuq livelli kemm nazzjonali u Ewropew.

Zminijietna qalet

"Filwaqt li s-sistema tas-sahha Maltija hija wahda universali u accessibbli ghal kullhadd, f'oqsma varji, dan ma jistax jinghad ghal oqsma ohrajn. L-iscreening kontra l-kancer tas-sider u t-tilqim kontra l-kancer cervikali huma ezempji ta' dan".

"Id-dhul baxx u l-faqar huma fatturi importanti fost ohrajn li jwasslu ghal nuqqas ta' sahha. Dan huwa veru ukoll fil-kaz ta' mwiet kawza tal-kancer. Hafna nies ma jaffordjawx ihallsu l-flejjes kbar li jitlob is-settur privat. Ghalhekk qeghdin nappellaw ghall-introduzzjoni ta' skemi universali u pubblici bhat-tilqima bla hlas kontra l-kancer cervikali u screening b'xejn kontra l-kancer tas-sider".

"Fl-Unjoni Ewropea, iktar minn zewg miljun persuna isofru minn xi forma ta' kancer, u kwazi miljun imutu, specjlament minhabba kancer fil-pulmun, fil-kolon u fis-sider. Madankollu, madwar terz tal-kazijiet ta' kancer jistghu jinghelbu permezz ta' prevenzjoni u madwar 30% ohra jistghu jigu' kkurati b'success".

"Zminijietna ghalhekk tappella lill-Gvern u l-MEPs ta' Malta sabiex jitkellmu favur koordinazzjoni ikbar fl-UE kontra l-kancer, per ezempju permezz ta' fondi strutturali u anke s-seba' programm ta' rickerka". 

"Zminijietna tappoggja l-blokk xellugi fil-Parlament Ewropew fit-talba ghal task force dwar il-kancer li jgib flimkien il-Kummissjoni, il-Parlament u l-Kummissjoni sabiex ikun hemm iktar fondi ghall-individwazzjoni u l-prevenzjoni tal-kancer".

Michael Briguglio
Ufficjal Relazzjonijiet Pubblici
Mob. 9989 4634
Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug

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