Tanzania has only one specialized center for the treatment of cancer—the Ocean Road Cancer Institute. Established by the government in 1996, OCRI evolved from the radiotherapy department of the university teaching hospital called Muhimbili. The services offered here include palliative care, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and cancer screening services. Surgical services are offered at Muhimbili Hospital.
At the ORCI, both the adults and children on chemotherapy are under the care of a medical oncologist.
The main activities include cancer research, training of cancer experts, mounting cancer prevention strategies, promotion of cancer detection services, improvement of cancer treatment facilities and palliative care services, and networking with other organizations.
Recent initiatives at the OCRI include cervical screening and palliative care.
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