A Comprehensive Cancer Centre of Excellence to be built in Ghana and named after Asantehene

In the heart of Ghana, a transformative healthcare project is set to rise: the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Cancer Centre of Excellence. Named in honor of the esteemed Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, this state-of-the-art facility promises to revolutionize cancer care in the country and the West African Subregion. Spearheaded by the visionary Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai (a renowned Consultant Breast Surgeon and President of Breast Care International) and the Global Health Catalyst Team, the center is a beacon of hope for countless Africans.

Dr. Wiafe Addai, who is also the CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals, envisions a future where cancer prevention, screening, education, training, diagnosis, research, AI, treatment, rehabilitation and survivorship are seamlessly integrated. The center will adopt a multidisciplinary approach, ensuring that patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs. The overarching objective is clear: to offer integrated patient care, foster groundbreaking research, and provide unparalleled education and training.

Key Objectives of the Centre

    Integrated Patient Care: The center will provide a holistic approach to cancer treatment, encompassing prevention, screening, diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and palliative care. By bringing together various specialties under one roof, patients will benefit from coordinated and personalized treatment plans.

    Research and Innovation: Dedicated to understanding the unique aspects of cancer within the African population, the center will conduct cutting-edge research. This research wing, equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, will not only contribute to global cancer knowledge but also focus on local epidemiological trends, genetic factors, and innovative treatments.

    Education and Training: The center will serve as a hub for training healthcare professionals in the latest cancer care techniques. Through comprehensive programs, physicians, nurses, medical physicists, psychologists, and researchers will enhance their expertise, leading to improved patient outcomes. Additionally, public awareness campaigns will emphasize cancer prevention and early detection.

Key Components of the Centre

    Clinical Services: The facility will house advanced diagnostic tools, surgical suites, chemotherapy and radiation therapy units, and a dedicated palliative care wing. This ensures that every aspect of cancer treatment is available on-site, providing patients with seamless and continuous care.

    Research Wing: Cutting-edge laboratories will enable pioneering research in oncology. By collaborating with local and international research institutions, the center aims to spearhead innovative studies and clinical trials that could lead to breakthroughs in cancer treatment.

    Education Center: Equipped with modern training facilities, the center will offer continuous professional development for healthcare workers. Through workshops, seminars, and hands-on training, the next generation of cancer care professionals will be well-prepared to tackle the disease.

    Community Outreach: The center will launch initiatives to educate the public about cancer prevention and early detection. By addressing the stigma associated with cancer and promoting regular screenings, the goal is to reduce the incidence of late-stage presentations, ultimately improving survival rates.

The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Comprehensive Cancer Centre of Excellence stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit and dedication of its leaders. Under Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai’s and the GHC’s leadership (Professors Wil Ngwa, Saiful Hug, Stephen Avery, Mr. Eric Browles, Mr. George Ntim and Dr. Lawrencia B. Dsane), it promises to not only transform cancer care in Ghana and Africa but also inspire hope and healing across the continent. This project is very timely, and demand driven. Please you are All entreated to help make this dream come true. You are kindly invited to be a part of this history!!! Send your donation via www.bciamerica.org