City project

Improvement in capacity and quality of radiotherapy services

Development of radiotherapy services in Kumasi
Completion as of Mar 31, 2023
Project lead
Dr Ernest Osei Bonsu

The challege

Kumasi’s situational analysis identified a number of challenges facing cancer care services, notably radiotherapy services. The issues identified ranged from inadequate equipment for the city’s needs to a, lack of standard protocols, limited human resource and poor maintenance of equipment.

The goal

Radiotherapy services will follow a rigorous, harmonised quality assurance programme to ensure the safe and effective delivery of treatment, as well as protection of patients and radiotherapy personnel.
The radiotherapy development plan will provide the basis for investment and prioritisation of resource allocation in the field of radiotherapy to meet patient demands with quality services.
In the long term, this will likely result in a decrease in cancer recurrence rates in patients.


A local multidisciplinary and inter-institutional team was assembled to coordinate the development of the different project outputs, in consultation with local and external experts nominated by the technical cooperation partners of City Cancer Challenge (C/Can). The final outputs will be endorsed by the City Executive Committee and the relevant authorities for implementation.


  • Quality assurance programme
  • Radiotherapy development plan


Project Coordinator
Dr Ernest Osei Bonsu, Head of Oncology Department
Project team
Eric Addison, Medical Physicist, KATH
Dr Margaret Hoyte Williams, Radiation Oncologist, KATH
Kwaku Duah, Radiation Therapy Therapist, KATH
Osei Acheampong, Medical Physicist, KATH
Joseph Adom , Medical Physicist, KATH

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