Supporting Cancer Patients
The Charlotte Maxeke Oncology Unit project
Roche has embarked on a number of community projects, such as the upgrading and modernisation of the Charlotte Maxeke Oncology Unit.
The development of the facility not only provided cancer patients receiving treatment with more comfortable surroundings but also ensured that the medical teams continue to provide quality care to in- and outpatients receiving treatment at the unit. The isolation wards also increased from 4 to 7, almost doubling the number of patients who could be assisted at one time.
Apart from refurbishing health facilities, Roche - through its Educare programme - also provides training in oncology for healthcare workers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Educare (EDUcation for Cancer in African Regions) is a unique partnership between Roche and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Through this public-private partnership, Roche aims to build on the work that the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) has undertaken with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners, as the Joint Programme on Cancer Control, to fight cancer in developing countries.