The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center (BTFCC) is a 25-bed cancer hospital in Janakpur, Nepal. BTFCC was established in December 2018 in partnership with our sister non-profit, the Binaytara Cancer Trust. The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center currently provides state-of-the art cancer prevention, early detection, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, surgical oncology services, palliative care, ICU, in-patient care, laboratory services including tumor markers, vitamins and hormone levels, radiology services, and pharmacy services to cancer patients and non-cancer patients in the region.
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 cancer center will provide comprehensive cancer care by 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 on Facebook and other platforms.