Cancer Alliance for sub-Saharan Africa

The objective of the Cancer Alliance is to address the multi-level barriers to improving cancer care in the sub-Saharan region in a more integrated and holistic manner than in the past - through a single, independent, not-for-profit entity.

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The Cancer Alliance is an organization of healthcare companies, institutions, NGOs, non-profits, and government agencies that are already established and active in cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. The Alliance aims to improve, in the most efficient and coordinated manner possible, access to diagnostics, affordability of high quality medicine, transport to healthcare facilities, patient education and family services, healthcare practitioner education, data collection and dissemination, and enhancement of legislation and public policy related to cancer.

There is an urgent need to improve cancer care in the sub-Saharan region and coordinate cancer care efforts in order to address the challenge of cancer treatment more effectively.

The Cancer Alliance aims to bring about significant improvements in cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa through patient assistance programs, outreach campaigns, infrastructure upliftment, and healthcare practitioner capacity building, among others. 

Partnership information

Company(ies) Takeda

Partner(s) Amref Heath Africa, Kenya Cancer Association (KENCO), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenyan Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCASA), M.P. Shah Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Nairobi University

Type of Partner(s) Academia / Hospitals, IGOs, NGOs

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Cancer

Program Type(s) Health System Infrastructure - mHealth, Health System Infrastructure - Outreach & Medical Services, Health System Infrastructure - Training, Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Region(s) Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Kenya

Start Date 2017

More information Access Accelerated Takeda - Access to Medicines

Anticipated completion date Ongoing