Tamale Teaching Hospital opens new oncology centre, supported by World Child Cancer

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) with support from World Child Cancer and Roche Products Ghana Ltd, has opened a new oncology centre for cancer care services in the northern part of Ghana.

The establishment of the centre will allow the centralisation of oncology services, enhancing the quality of healthcare delivery for cancer patients.

Dr Hamidu Abdulai, The Director of Pharmacy at TTH said,

Roche Products Ghana Ltd and World Child Cancer have renovated the entire building, paediatric and adult chemotherapy suites and equipped both suites with standard recliners, beds, top notch infusion pumps and refrigerators, amongst others

Dr Hamidu Abdulai

Doctor Abdulai added the unit can now boast of a dedicated cited toxic reconstitution room for preparation of chemotherapeutic agents in modern cytotoxic safety cabinet in safe conditions close to the chemotherapy suites where these medicines are now administered.

We now have the opportunity to prepare, transport and administer oncology medicines within the same facility under desirable conditions, maximising therapeutic outcomes and safety whilst minimising risk for staff, patients and the environment

Dr Hamidu Abdulai

Key healthcare staff including pharmacists, nurses and doctors have been sponsored by both World Child Cancer and Roche Products Ghana to undergo specialist training, helping build capacity at the hospital.

TTH has also received some essential medicines from World Child Cancer to support paediatric cancer management at no cost for patients.


The hospital currently serves a population of 4.2 million people. Through this partnership, TTH has made big strides in enhancing the provision of oncology services for a large percentage of the Ghanaian population.

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