"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
AKHST is a health system that currently has an oncology department, which is en route to becoming a cancer centre catering throughout the whole cancer-care continuum. Cancer control is one of the core activities of the department; actively engaged and collaborating with the Ministry of Health of Tanzania in the development of various national documents crucial for cancer control e.g. the National Cancer Control Strategy; National Early Breast Cancer Detection Guidelines; National Cervical Cancer Prevention & Control Strategy; National population-based cancer registry strategy and National Palliative Care Policy. Furthermore, the department has a Cancer Prevention Unit that actively engages in health education, HPV & HBV vaccination, cancer screening and treatment of premalignant lesions.