Elekta collaborates with Algeria to bring new hope to cancer patients
ET | Source:Elekta AB
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, January 14 – In efforts to treat more cancer patients, more
effectively, Algeria’s Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform
(MoHPHR) launched an ambitious plan in 2013 to equip or build 13 new cancer
centers over the next five years. The Ministry has announced that this plan
includes the purchase of a variety of hardware and software solutions from
Elekta, including training at each of the centers.
Ian Alexander, Executive Vice President Region Europe, Africa, Latin America and
the Middle East says: “The MoHPHR has reported the number of new cancer cases at
44,000 annually, making it the second leading cause of death in Algeria after
cardiovascular illnesses. We are proud that Elekta has been chosen to help close
the gap between treatment needs and treatment capacity.”
Modernizing cancer care in Algeria is part of the government’s fight against non
-communicable diseases in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals.
This modernization will be realized with Elekta Synergy® and Versa HD™ linear
accelerators, MOSAIQ® oncology information systems, treatment planning systems
using Elekta’s Monaco®, as well as training for the clinicians using the
hardware and software. Seven cancer centers will receive Elekta equipment.
The entire deal, which was booked during Elekta’s second fiscal quarter, is
valued at around SEK 250 million.
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