Qatar Cancer Treatment Center Inaugurated at Burkina Faso

  • 3 years   ago
The Minister of State H E Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani, accompanied by high level officials and delegation, and HE President of the Republic of Burkina Faso Rock Marc Christian Kaboré inaugurated a functional radiotherapy center in the city of Ouagadougou.
This project is funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD)with joint coordination the government of the Republic of Burkina Faso. The center’s mission is to progress the capabilities and improve the quality of cancer care in Burkina Faso, in addition to minimizing and seeking treatments that are essential from abroad and to reduce cancer-related deaths in the country.
The center is constructed on 3000 square meters of land. It is a 1,200 square meter building fully equipped with all mandatory medical equipment. It also offers training to medical personnel in order to give the best cancer treatment services in the region.
Each year, 1600-1800 people in Burkina Faso are diagnosed with cancer, 60 percent of which are men and 40 percent are women. Hence, the center is intended to accommodate all these patients and supply them with adequate treatment and medical care.
During his opening speech, HE Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al-Thani said that, “Qatar would not hesitate to exert all needed efforts in helping our brothers in achieving their development goals. Driven by our firm belief that fulfilling humanitarian and development needs, especially health, forms the main gate to political, social and economic stability in each country.
For his part, the Director General of QFFD Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, said: “We take pride in such outstanding accomplishment for Qatar. This pioneer medical edifice is a testament to the quantum leap of advanced therapeutic medical services not only for our friendly state, the Republic of Burkina Faso, but also in West Africa as well.”
The Center is expected to play a pivotal role in building technical capacities and developing health care services for screening and treating cancer diseases, promoting health, the third SDG, saving lives and inspiring hope and healthier life,” he added.