Dar es Salaam, Sunday April 10, 2022: The Tanzania Cancer Care Project which was launched by the Aga Khan Health Services in January 2022, has the forward-looking goal of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality in the targeted regions of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. It is a four-year, public-private initiative funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), as well as the Aga Khan Foundation, and with a total grant of TZS 38 billion (13.3 million Euro), TCCP is a first-of-its kind initiative focusing on addressing the impact of Non-Communicable Diseases in Tanzania.
The Project is expected to be a rich source of learning for future programming and investments and will inform policy makers and strategic planners on cancer control in the country. It is expected to directly benefit approximately 1.7 million people and will work with regional health management teams, as well as council health management teams to support the establishment of basic cancer care services in 100 public primary care health facilities in the targeted regions.
TCCP brings together key health institutions, specifically the Aga Khan Health Service, Tanzania (AKHS,T), Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Muhimbili National Hospital, Bugando Medical Centre, Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania, and Aga Khan University under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government , with technical support provided by Institute Curie, the French foundation for cancer research.