“The Rwanda Cancer Centre is already saving lives with several hundred patients having been treated. We have been spending large sums of money to send a few patients abroad each year for cancer treatment. We don’t have a lot of money in the first place, but then large sums of money were being spent treating a few patients but we have many patients to treat. We need to take that into account and that is really the importance of the centre we have here and what we see in the near future as the extension of it to accommodate many other things. Now, many more Rwandans will be able to get the care they need with their families close by. Definitely we still have a lot of work to do, but this is the kind of progress we are pursuing in our health care system in general. Prevention is just as important as cure.” President Kagame remarks at the Inauguration of the Rwanda Cancer Centre | Kigali, 4 February 2020

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