The Yangon City situation analysis report highlighted a lack of adequate facilities to provide radiation oncology services (including specialised equipment and IT development) in public hospitals. The ratio between high numbers of cancer patients and limited healthcare professionals and facilities is leading to poor quality of oncology services across Yangon, and the availability of oncology care services is very limited in the public sector, especially in radiotherapy, which can only be found at Yangon General Hospital.
To increase access to quality radiotherapy services in Yangon.
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.
* Project paused due to the current political situation in Myanmar.