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The cancer mortality rates in Russia fell by almost four percent in the first three months of 2020, compared to the same period in 2018 as a result of activities undertaken within the framework of the national project “Health”. This was announced by the chief oncologist of the Ministry of health, General Director, National medical research center of radiology Andrei Kaprin. His words are quoted by the portal “the Future of Russia. National projects”.
Specialist, calling the project a reason for the decline of mortality from cancer, said that he was “allowed to reach the figures for the share of malignant neoplasms detected in early stages, specific weight of patients with malignant neoplasms consisting on the account for five years or more, and to come close to the performance of rate one-year mortality of patients with such diseases”.
At the same time Kaprin noticed that it is difficult to assess the impact of novel coronavirus infection on the implementation of the plan within the framework of the national project for 2020.
The national project “Health” will be implemented in Russia until the end of 2024. In total it is planned to spend 1.7 trillion rubles. One of the key objectives of the project is to reduce mortality from neoplasms to 185 cases per 100 thousand population. Also it aims to provide Russians with affordable health care and improving its quality, the changing nature of relations between doctors and patients, increasing to 70 percent coverage of primary prevention, introduction of modern clinical recommendations, increase the average life expectancy of Russians at the age of 78 and more.
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