Oncology Fellowship Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

Recognizing how many patients in sub-Saharan Africa are diagnosed with late-stage cancer—and the consequent 80% fatality rates—Takeda is helping to fund the training of ten oncology fellows over a two-year period.  Takeda hopes this training will increase the number of facilities offering access to cancer treatments and improve access—and eventually shift statistics from late- to early-stage cancer diagnosis.

With approximately 40, 000 new registered cancer cases per year in Kenya alone, and an expected 85% increase in the cancer burden in the region by 2030, the impact of this partnership on patients’ lives is significant.

MoU Ceremony at TICAD VI in Nairobi, August 28, 2016

"Though it accounts for 14% of the world’s population, sub-Saharan Africa receives 0.3% of the world’s medical expenditures for cancer care."