GACCF – Tanzania
In short, this project is referred to as the TCCP (Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project). This project presents a four-year feasibility plan for the Comprehensive Cancer Project, a high-quality, evidence-based initiative aimed at reducing the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality in Tanzania.
This project presents a four-year feasibility plan for the Comprehensive Cancer Project, a high-quality, evidence-based initiative aimed at reducing the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality in two target regions (Dar es Salaam and Mwanza) in Tanzania. This will be achieved through a strategy that focuses on the enhanced performance and expanded outreach of the Tanzanian-based TCCP partners: Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania (AKHST), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), Dar es Salaam and Mwanza regional secretariats under the president office regional and local government (PO-RALG), and Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) with technical support from Institut Curie in France in delivering the full range of cancer services in the two-targeted regions in Tanzania. The TCCP will adapt a health-system strengthening approach focusing on addressing leadership and governance, health information systems, essential medical products and technologies, human resources, health financing, service delivery and partnerships will ensure the comprehensiveness of the proposed project. The development of a partnership between government and private institutions is to contribute to the creation of a strong, integrated cancer care network in the targeted regions.
Project Timeline: 2018-2024
Target Regions: Dar es Salaam and Mwanza
4 Major Objectives:
- Improve and expand existing oncology infrastructure to provide more comprehensive oncology care through health systems strengthening.
- Build the capacity of staff of the participating institutions to provide high quality cancer care by trained specialists, and train and retain local professionals through accredited programs.
- Strengthen community cancer care practices by delivering accessible, comprehensive health care services for preventive services including primary prevention, screening, and early detection.
- Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders and participating institutions on a joint research agenda and initiatives that are relevant, appropriate and ensures best practices are adopted.
Dr. Harrison Chuwa
Senior Instructor Department of Medicine at Aga Khan Hospital
Dr. Pierre Anhoury
Director of International Relations at Institut Curie
Dr. Surbhi Grover
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Twalib Ngoma
Executive Director and a Senior Consultant in Oncology of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute and Head of the Oncology Department of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Institut Curie, The Government of France, Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania (AKHST), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), & Bugando Medical Centre (BMC).