Archinect - News 2014-10-24T21:58:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/54105055/first-cancer-treatment-center-in-rwanda-breaks-ground First cancer treatment center in Rwanda breaks ground tzeng 2012-07-24T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-07-27T20:46:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9uooj5phwjbcz3p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the Butaro center, in the northern part of the country, will be the first to offer comprehensive care &mdash; including diagnosis, chemotherapy, surgery, follow-up treatment, and palliative care.</p></em><br /><br /><p> MASS Design Group is partnering with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and Partners in Health (PIH) to build the first permanent cancer treatment center in Rwanda. &nbsp;With the help of Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation funding inpatient facilities, the new Cancer Centre for Excellence will be the first facility of its kind to bring state of the art care to Rwanda, provide access to cancer treatments, and host robust training programs through a partnership with Brigham and Women&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p> Facility-based cancer registries in Rwanda revealed a total of 3,430 diagnosed cancer cases between 2007 to 2011, among which 320 were children under the age of 15. Before this year, cancer care was sporadic, with no integrated treatments available without leaving the country. The new center will be the national referral site for cancer, providing a full spectrum of cancer care.</p> <p> Rwanda has long valued developing comprehensive programs while building infrastructure. Cancer care training start...</p>