Apollo clinical excellence will help touch over 55 million lives of people in Tanzania
Apollo Hospitals, Asia's foremost and trusted integrated private healthcare services provider, enters Tanzania with the signing of an MoU with Eclipse Group of Africa for setting up of a cancer care centre in the Msasani area, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With this partnership, Apollo will provide healthcare services with advanced cancer care treatments.
The 60-bedded state-of-the-art cancer centre will offer comprehensive cancer care right from diagnosis to treatment. It will offer medical, surgical, and radiation treatment to cancer patients across age groups, from paediatric to adults. In line with the vision of Apollo Hospitals, the centre will offer best-in-class treatment and care with a team of experienced oncologists, cancer care management and the world’s finest technology, to make quality cancer care accessible to over 55 million people in Tanzania.
Mr. Dinesh Madhavan, President Group Oncology and International, Apollo Hospital Enterprises Ltd, India and Mr. Zahir Damji, Chairman, Eclipse Group Africa, signed the Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Mr. Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and Mr. Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, the Indian High Commissioner of India to Tanzania.
Announcing the association, Mr. Dinesh Madhavan, President Group Oncology and International, Apollo Hospital Enterprises Limited said, "In line with our vision to touch billions of lives across the globe and offer the finest quality Apollo clinical excellence, we have partnered with Eclipse Group of Africa to build a quality-driven Apollo Cancer Centre in Tanzania. Together, we will strengthen the healthcare ecosystem of the country and support the citizens of Tanzania and neighbouring countries in accessing quality cancer care without travelling miles for the treatment. This bond of trust and commitment will grow this cancer centre by leaps and bounds."
Supporting the change in Tanzania, Mr. Zahir Damji, Chairman, Eclipse Group Africa, said, "Our collaboration with Apollo, a global healthcare leader, is a matter of pride and gratitude. With this enterprise, we will invest our energies in the greater good of society. Rising cancer cases and a lack of quality cancer care are prevalent issues in Tanzania. Apollo Hospitals will help us bring about a change and give opportunities to the people of Tanzania to live a healthy and cancer-free life."
On the occasion, Mr. Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, said, "The collaboration between Apollo Hospitals, India, and Eclipse Group Africa will strengthen international relations and lay the foundation for many more strong associations to come. It’s a privilege to witness the beginning of a positive change in the healthcare segment in Tanzania. I congratulate both the parties and wish there will be many more great associations in the future. "
According to Mr. Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, the Indian High Commissioner of India to Tanzania,
“India and Tanzania have been development partners for several years. An agreement on health and medicine was signed between the two countries in 2002 .Health has been an important area of collaboration between the two nations. The tie-up between Apollo Hospitals, India, and Eclipse Group Africa, will provide an opportunity for both India and Tanzania to further improve our cooperation and work together to achieve our shared aspirations of universal access to world-class healthcare.”
Apollo Hospitals will also set up an advanced diagnostic centre that will offer high-end laboratory, ultrasound, and imaging facilities. Easy access to high-end PET CT, CT, and MRI services will enable the right and accurate diagnosis for the broader population of Tanzania.
Ranked amongst the best hospitals worldwide for providing advanced medical services, Apollo Hospitals has touched the lives of over 150 million patients from over 140 countries. The services offered include treatment of patients at the tertiary hospitals; consultation by specialists in the hinterlands through telemedicine; inspiring the young to become high-quality clinicians; and supporting nations and business enterprises to build quality healthcare ecosystems.
As Asia's integrated private healthcare services provider, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited consists of Hospitals, Pharmacies, Primary Care & Diagnostic Clinics, and Telemedicine units across 50 countries. Apollo Hospitals has expanded its presence via Health Insurance Services, Global Projects Consultancy, Colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management, and a Research Foundation with a focus on Global Clinical Trials, Epidemiological Studies, Stem Cell & Genetic Research.