The Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania’s (FCCT’s) vision of a comprehensive and sustainable cancer care system that serves cancer patients across the northern healthcare zone of Tanzania is based on a “hub and spoke” community model, proven to be a successful healthcare model in low-resource countries. This model envisions local dispensaries and local and regional healthcare centers connected to the Cancer Care Centre to ensure that cancer care is accessible across the four-region northern healthcare zone.
The first phases of FCCT’s work have focused especially on building treatment capacity at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), the “hub” in this model.
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.
Every year, the Cancer Care Centre
- Evaluates more than 800 new patients
- Administers chemotherapy infusions to more than 500 patients
- Conducts nearly 7,000 patient visits
With the investment in Phase 1, essential services are now available to patients who previously had no access to this type of screening and care.