In early October, I visited the workshop where my brother-in-law works as a mechanic.
There, I met a young man, who was still in his teens and was in no hurry to leave the city.
I asked him about his life.
“I started off with my family, with a wife and two children,” he said.
“But then I got addicted to drugs and my father died.
I lost my job.
I don’t know how I am going to get by.”
I could not imagine a more tragic situation.
He had been working in a workshop, and his only income was the money he earned through the scrap market.
I had to ask him if he had any regrets.
“No,” he replied.
“My life has changed so much.
Now I don.
It’s the same here.”
My story is part of a larger movement.
Around the world, more than 50 million people have been diagnosed with cancer.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 70% of those cases are in developing countries.
According the World Bank, the world’s poorest countries have the highest rates of cancer.
In the UK, more people die from cancer than from anything else.
There are around 1.3 million new cancer cases every day.
Many people in developed countries are suffering from life-threatening diseases that are either preventable or treatable.
But the story of survival from cancer is far from unique.
Many of the same problems that affect the rest of us also plague the developing world.
In Africa, for example, the number of people with cancer has increased by 40% since the mid-1990s.
The situation is getting worse.
According at the World Economic Forum, there are currently 5.8 million people in Africa living with cancer, which is double the number in 2000.
According a report by the United Nations Development Programme, by 2020, Africa will be the biggest continent without access to clean water, with an additional 500 million people unable to drink fresh water.
In a country like Kenya, where the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 a day has more than doubled since 1990, one in four children is malnourished.
“What I am seeing in Africa is that cancer is happening so much more rapidly, so many people are suffering,” says James Rifkin, an associate professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
“It’s a worldwide problem, and that is a global problem.
It affects the poorest people in the world.
And so we have to start looking at a global solution.”
At the moment, the WHO estimates that between one in nine and one in five people with malignant melanoma live in countries where access to safe drinking water is a crisis.
A global solution requires governments to allocate money for the provision of safe drinking and sanitary water.
The UN has been working to raise awareness about the importance of safe water in a bid to tackle this crisis.
The World Health Organisation estimates that around 50 million cases of cancer occur in developing nations every year.
As of 2016, the World Resources Institute (WRI), an independent research group based in London, found that the number is at least double this number in developing regions, which account for more than one-third of the world population.
WRI’s executive director, David Goodall, says that the global problem of cancer has now become the global health crisis.
“For so many years, the focus was on the cancer-related diseases in developing, industrialized countries, but now we are starting to see the global pandemic of cancer in developing and emerging countries,” he says.
“The question now is how to tackle the cancer and how to improve life in developing communities.”
The challenges faced by the poorest communities, which are already grappling with the effects of climate change, have been highlighted by UNICEF, which recently launched a campaign called “No Malaria, No Cancer”.
This campaign encourages people to use a water filter when cooking, and also encourages people in low-income communities to use household bleach as a disinfectant.
In order to be more effective, it encourages people not to wash their hands frequently, to make sure they are wearing good hygiene equipment and to follow the advice of their health care providers.
“These are the things we need to start doing together, to have an understanding of how we can improve,” Goodall says.
As an example of a strategy, the WRI created a video in which the organisation encourages people living in remote areas to go outside in a well-lit area with a safe source of light and a temperature of at least 50°C (122°F).
“We know that in low to medium-income countries, water filtration is the only effective way to prevent infections and to protect against the spread of the disease,” says Goodall.
In addition to the water filtering, the organisation also recommends using a composting toilet and using a hand