AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa

R. M. Strother, F. C. Asirwa, N. B. Busakhala, E. Njiru, E. Orang'o, F. Njuguna, J. Carter, A. Mega, S. Mostert, G. J.L. Kaspers, B. Rosen, M. K. Krzyzanowska, S. Washington, J. Skiles, A. Griest, A. G. Rosmarin, P. J. Loehrer

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Increased awareness of cancer as a health crisis facing less developed healthcare systems has led to recent calls for increased investment in cancer care infrastructure in low resource settings. However, operational descriptions of well-functioning cancer care systems in resource-constrained settings are limited. AMPATH-Oncology is the result of collaboration between North American, European, and Kenyan partners to develop a comprehensive cancer care model that supports screening services, cancer treatment, and palliative care. This article describes the approach taken by the AMPATH-Oncology program to deliver cancer care in a resource-constrained setting. A review of other ‘high-income – low-income’ collaborative models identifies successful strategies to implement cancer care in low resource environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e42-e48
JournalJournal of Cancer Policy
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


  • Africa
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Health care
  • International
  • Kenya
  • Program development
  • Research
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Health Policy

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    Strother, R. M., Asirwa, F. C., Busakhala, N. B., Njiru, E., Orang'o, E., Njuguna, F., Carter, J., Mega, A., Mostert, S., Kaspers, G. J. L., Rosen, B., Krzyzanowska, M. K., Washington, S., Skiles, J., Griest, A., Rosmarin, A. G., & Loehrer, P. J. (2013). AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Cancer Policy, 1(3-4), e42-e48.