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University Cooperation Project - Own initiative 2011 - The establishment of an oncology center at the University of Medicine of Phnom Penh

Global Noncommunicable Diseases Intiatives

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Directorate General for Co-operation and Development
General objective, development objective: improvement of public health care. The Cambodian society will benefit from an anticancer programme. This programme leads to the improvement of public health in general. Academic objective: introduction of a scientifically based cancer treatment strategy by echeloning a cancer prevention and therapy programme at the UHS and affiliated university hospitals. Specific objective, specific development objective: a multidisciplinary referral treatment and research center in gastrointestinal carcinoma is available for the population. Specific academic objective: creation of an oncology center for training and research. Results related to research: exchange programme on gastrointestinal tumours in Phnom Penh and Flemish university is realized; research on epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancer in Cambodia is started; creation of a research centre in Phnom Penh. Results related to capacity building: setting up an oncology team for gastrointestinal tumours is realized; a training programme for local health personnel is developed; medical exchange programme started; multidisciplinary staff meetings in Phnom Penh; management of hospitals upgraded. Results related to extension: setting up a network for gastrointestinal tumours within the scope of a national cancer plan; vulgarising and spreading of the organised approach of gastrointestinal carcinoma.. This project was identified by RTI International for their own research purposes and some fields do not align with The GO Map categories. End dates were estimated as one year after the start date. The Project Type "Research, Clinical" may not accurately describe this project's focus but was used for all RTI International's Global Noncommunicable Diseases Initiative projects added in June 2018. Specialties were not analyzed. All project funding was valued in 2015 USD.

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