Cancer rates are soaring in Africa, yet Tanzania's radiotherapy hub stands idle | Global development

THE GUARDIAN | on Mon, Mar 20, 3:00 AM

The white bulk of the cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine is just visible inside the dark cement bunker. The electricity in the room at Bugando Medical Centre is shut off. The machine, donated last year by the Indian government, looks ready to go, but it has yet to deliver a life-saving dose of radiation. Medical staff at Bugando, a tertiary care and teaching hospital in Tanzania’s second largest city, Mwanza, are keen to start offering radiotherapy to the growing number of cancer patients arrivin...

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