Health stakeholders project new cancer care programme worth USD15 mil

17Jul 2019
Aisia Rweyemamu
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Health stakeholders project new cancer care programme worth USD15 mil

THE Aga Khan hospital is planning for a comprehensive cancer care project in the country that will allow renewed focus on cancer care covering all stages from prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and home care.

THE Aga Khan hospital

The project worth $ 15 million is being jointly funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Aga Khan Foundation.

Aga Khan Development Network, (AKDN), Tanzania Resident Representative, Amin Kurji said this yesterday when speaking at the celebration to mark the 62 anniversary of His Highness Agha Khan's ascension to the Ismaili Imamat, held in Dar es Salaam.

He added: “Through a public private partnership, the project will involve the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) and Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza.”

Kurji has also expressed appreciation to the government of Tanzania for creating enabling environment for private investors in the social development work.

The representative said: “The government and the people of Tanzania have made substantial economic strides in recent years and they are to be congratulated for these achievements”.

According to Kurji, for over a century, the AKDN has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Tanzanians in areas of poverty alleviation, food security, education, health care, economic development and cultural restoration.

Speaking at the event, Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister, Prof Palamagamba Kabudi said the friendship between the Ismaili Imamat institutions and the government of Tanzania is very old and constructive.

Prof Kabudi has congratulated the strong investment made by Aga Khan especially in health and education sector which has improved the life of millions of Tanzanians.

Residents’ representative and Prof Kabudi expressed their commitment to building the existing partnership between AKDN and the government of Tanzania.