BTF and B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal have partnered in a project to develop the country’s first Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant (BMT) Center. Stem cell transplant is a standard procedure for the treatment of many blood cancers. The planned BMT center in Bharatpur will aim to serve not only the 30 million people of Nepal but also millions of people from neighbouring India.
Recent World Health Organization reports suggest that deaths from cancer are increasing to epidemic proportions in developing countries.At B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, 600 patients with leukemia, 110 patients with lymphoma, and 40 patients with multiple myeloma were diagnosed in one year alone, 2010. A bone marrow transplant (BMT) facility in Bharatpur, Nepal will serve thousands of patients from Nepal and neighboring states of India.
BTF and University of Illinois joint efforts will facilitate the training of physicians, and support in the development of a modern blood bank.
A block of 5 patient rooms at B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital has been allocated for the care of patients who will receive BMT. University of Illinois Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and Center for Global Health will assist BTF’s efforts to work closely with staff in Nepal via telemedicine training programs as well as hosting physicians from Nepal in Chicago, IL.
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