Nepal Government establishes the Kathmandu Population-based Cancer Registry

23/01/2018 – The Ministry of Health of Nepal has launched a new Kathmandu population-based cancer registry to collect essential data on nearly 3 million inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Working closely with the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), the IARC Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR) is providing technical guidance through its capacity-building programme.

The IARC Mumbai Regional Hub for Cancer Registration at the Tata Memorial Centre recently hosted a week-long training course for a team of five participants from Nepal, and workshops were held in Kathmandu to review plans and seek input from key stakeholders for the registry.

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