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Cotonou Cancer Registry

The Republic of Benin (formerly Dahomey), is a country in West Africa, bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. Benin covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometers, with a population of approximately 9.98 million. Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture. The official language of Benin is French. The political capital of Benin is Porto-Novo (South-East), but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital.

Botswana National Cancer Registry


Botswana is situated in the Southern part of Africa bordering with Zambia and Angola from the North, Zimbabwe from the North and East, Republic of South Africa from the South and East and Namibia from North to South. Its population density is 3.5 persons/square kilometer.

Registre des cancers de Brazzaville

The registry

The registry was founded in 1995. It is located in the records section of the Service de Carcinologie et Radiotherapie of the CHU de Brazzaville, which also serves as the records store of the department.

The registry is led by a management committee Pr. Gombé Mbalawa Charles and Pr. Péko Jean-Félix. The registry is staffed by one full time cancer registrar Mr Gerard Ibara. He has received training in IARC-sponsored courses.

Registre des Cancers d’Abidjan


The registry was founded in 1994. It worked for about 8 years, under the direction of the late Professor Antoine Echimane, but ceased operations in 2002.  After a period of political instability in the country, recording restarted in 2011, focusing on retrospective record (since 2007) at first, but with the goal of complete data collection for 2012 in this year.

Addis Ababa City Cancer Registry


Ethiopia is the second populous country in Africa with estimated population of 90 Million. Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia with projected population of 3.049 million by central statistics Agency (CSA) for the year 2012. Cancer is now becoming the major health problem in Ethiopia. The Addis Ababa cancer registry is the first population based cancer registry(AAPBCR) in the country was established in September 2011 at Radiotherapy Center, Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, School of Medicine and Addis Ababa University. The registry is financially supported by the Federal German Ministry of Research and Education till March 2014 and from the American cancer Society (ACS) for the coming one year. The information gathered from the registry will be used for characterizing the burden of cancer in the city and for planning and monitoring cancer control activities in the country.

Gambia Cancer Registry


The Gambia National Cancer Registry (GNCR) was established in 1986 to record data on the pattern of cancer occurrence in The Gambia. It is remarkable amongst cancer registries in Africa in achieving a broad coverage, including a substantial proportion of the rural population.

Kumasi Cancer Registry


The Kumasi Cancer Registry (KsCR) was established in 2004 as a hospital-based cancer registry with the aim of identifying cases of cancer seen at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). KATH is one of the three teaching hospitals in Ghana and it is based in Kumasi, the second largest city in the country. At inception, the registry focussed on data collected from the National Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Medicine/Directorate of Oncology of KATH. Data collection was extended to include other clinical departments subsequently. The Pathology department of the hospital was not well equipped to make pathological diagnosis due to inadequate human resource and equipment. Diagnosis and management of cancers were largely based on clinical presentation with histology and other laboratory-based tests accounting for a smaller proportion of cases of cancers seen in KATH.

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