Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania

Phase I

BUILD CANCER CARE AND INFUSION CENTRES

Completed (2015 – 2017)

In December 2016, the KCMC Helmut & Rotraut Diefenthal Cancer Care Centre and the KCMC Mark & Linda Jacobson Infusion Centre opened to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the 15 million people of Northern Tanzania.

In 2017, the first full year of operation, need for the cancer and infusion centre was clearly demonstrated, with:

  • 710 new patients evaluated
  • 504 patients received chemotherapy infusions
  • More than 5,500 screening consultations

With this investment, essential equipment is now available to patients who previously had no access to this type of screening and care.

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY