It is awe-inspiring to witness how much can be done with so little. It is mind-boggling to imagine a ward with capacity for 24beds having 100 patients. But where there is a will there is a way. Congratulations to Butaro Healthcare Center staff and to anybody who has made it possible in any way to make this cancer center a reality!
Yes, now hope abounds in Rwanda and in the surrounding regions. It’s only a year ago when we celebrated the cancer centre and it is already upgrading to ambulatory services.
When I close my eyes, my mind begins to race as I begin to imagine cancer centres mushrooming in all African villages. What would that take? What would that mean to my people? The war on breast cancer and all cancer is on.
Philippa Kibugu-Decuir, Houston, Texas, USA
Reaction to the story, “Hope for cancer patients as Butaro centre gets upgrade”, (The New Times, July 9)
The war on breast cancer is on