Project overview

Country: Rwanda Region: Kigali

Partner: City Cancer Challenge


City Cancer Challenge Foundation - Strengthening the Cancer Navigator role.

City Cancer Challenge Foundation supports the Rwanda Biomedical Center in strengthening the patient navigation programme, in 5 institutions, including digitization of care pathways for breast and cervical cancer sustainable for the long term. They helped implement a digital platform to facilitate data sharing and communication of patient cases from the first suspicion of cancer to end of treatment.

Activities


Patient care

· 103 Clinicians engaged and trained

· 1,354 Patients benefitting from the services

Therapeutic
Areas

Oncology

· 103 Clinicians engaged and trained

· 1,354 Patients benefitting from the services

Targeted
Reach

Results (as of June 2023):

· 103 Clinicians engaged and trained

· 1,354 Patients benefitting from the services

Reported Outcomes

NCD Services and support are easily accessible to patients

  • Strengthened patient care pathway programs in 5 institutions including Digital pathways for cervical and breast cancer

Diagnosed Patients have improved knowledge and confidence to manage their condition and know how to access support. The project improved the time to initiation of treatment, with 92% of patients with exposure to the service starting treatment within 90 days of diagnosis, compared to 66% among those with no exposure.

77% of the Patients exposed to the services rated the experience as “highly satisfied”, plus a further 19% as "satisfied".

Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) are engaged and collaborating with the Care Support Networks

Improved co-ordination and collaboration within healthcare sector with an expansion of navigation services planned for more cancer types and scaling to district hospitals for referral management.

Partners / MOH etc involved

  • City Cancer Challenge
  • Rwanda Biomedical Centre
     

MAT-GLB-2304595
DOP: October 2023

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