The Binaytara Foundation in partnership with local government is establishing a comprehensive cancer center in the municipality of Ramgopalpur in Nepal, located about 30 minutes from Janakpur. It’ll be the first cancer center in the region, providing cutting-edge treatment to patients while also serving as a hub for research and education.
The center is desperately needed in the region, which currently lacks a public comprehensive cancer center. It will be the only public state-of-the-art cancer center in Nepal’s Province No. 2, which is the most densely populated province in the country. The center will serve a population area of about 15 million, including those from neighboring provinces and India. The establishment of this center comes at a time when Nepal and the rest of Southeast Asia is experiencing a surging burden of noncommunicable disease. Being a developing country, oncology in Nepal is currently in its infancy. With little access to care, mortality rates due to cancer in the area are disproportionately higher than in developed countries. The Cancer Index lists Nepal’s cancer incidence as 141.6 per 100,000 population with a high mortality rate. We know cancer incidence is likely much higher, due to the country’s poor reporting tools and significant lack of infrastructure.
The project is estimated to cost $7 million over four years. It will be completed in 2022. Costs include construction, training, equipment, and more. The first step is developing preventive oncology services, and hospice and palliative care. This step will be completed by the end of 2018. The project is being directed by the Nepal Cancer Center Advisory Committee.
The Binaytara Foundation will be the primary funder of this project. Our revenue comes from sponsorships, grants, and donations. Help make this Nepal Cancer Center a reality by donating. You can also take your support to the next level by creating a donation campaign page. These pages enable you to share the project with your family and friends and gather donations. 100 percent of the donations will go toward the project.
Preventive Services & Palliative Care: 2019
- Cervical, breast, colon cancer screening
- Radiology unit
- Laboratory services
- Community outreach
- Hospice, palliative care
Oncology Services: 2020
- Medical oncology unit
- Surgical services
- Strengthen laboratory services
- Strengthen radiology services
Comprehensive Cancer Care: 2021
- Strengthen surgical services
- Radiation oncology programs
- Hemato-oncology program
- Flow cytometry, molecular studies
- Clinical trials
- Physical therapy
Oncology Sub-Specialty Programs: 2022
- Sub-specialty oncology programs
- MRI & PET scan
- training future oncology providers