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Clinton Hails Rwanda Cancer Patients’ Resilience

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visit this site http://copiproperties.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader-skin.php geneva; font-size: small;”>President William J. Clinton, 42nd president of the United States of America, presided over the inauguration.

While inaugurating the Center, Clinton said: “Rwanda is impressive because they do not deny the past but are dedicated to move on. We are here to celebrate this cooperation to make lives better and I am very impressed by the staff at Butaro Hospital and dignity of people suffering and trying to recover.”

An outpatient Infusion Center will be set up on the Butaro Hospital campus to care for patients requiring chemotherapy infusions, blood transfusions, and family counseling.

Until now, biopsies have been sent to supporting Boston-based hospitals.

However, a fully equipped pathology lab is being developed so that Butaro can serve as a national referral pathology lab, allowing for in-country cancer-related testing and diagnosis.

Services at Butaro are provided by a well-trained team of dedicated personnel, who are supported through training and continued mentorship with clinicians at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These same experts contribute to curriculum development and on-site training such as the First National Baseline Cancer training that took place in March 2012.

Among all NCDs, cancers have been the most daunting and under-addressed.

The national cancer registry in Rwanda revealed that 3,420 patients had been diagnosed with cancer between the years 2007 – 2011; of these cancer patients, 320 were children.

Since 2007, the MOH and PIH/IMB have provided cancer care to over 100 patients at PIH-supported Rwinkwavu Hospital.

Butaro Hospital was inaugurated on January 24 2011 by President Paul Kagame.

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