International Children's Cancer Research Centre
The Eugène Gasana Jr. Foundation in partnership with one of the world's leading architectural firms, Adjaye Associates, has developed a model concept of a pediatric cancer center that will insure that children of Africa with cancer have access to the same quality of care as children in the West. Designed in accordance with Western standards, the new hospital will promote the dignity and elevate the spirits of the children and families who are undergoing treatment for cancer while vastly improving their chances for survival. The Foundation has identified an ideal location for the Center in Kyebi, Ghana, whose government has approved the model.
The Hospital is designed to meet high international standards for delivery of quality cancer care which translates to enhanced capacity to cure.
The International Children's Cancer Research Centre will include an innovatively designed and constructed 100 bed hospital and outpatient cancer clinic that will deliver state-of the art cancer care. The model integrates the African culture of the region in its design, enhances the power grid of the locale by utilizing sustainable energy resources (solar powered or a hybrid to reduce operating costs for electricity over time), and creates a soothing, open and restful environment for treatment that promotes healing and recovery for children with cancer and their families. Key areas of excellence will include state-of-the art suites in radiology (including CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine capability), radiation oncology, pharmacy (meeting international standard for sterility), operating suites (3-4 suites), pathology and intensive care.
Nourishing food for patients and their families and housing for children, their families and Hospital staff will be provided on the Hospital campus. Training in food safety and preparation will take place in training kitchens and cafeterias embedded in the Hospital facilities. Outreach to local community leaders and farmers will insure an ongoing supply of food to support children with cancer and their families.