Princess Zahra will deliver remarks tomorrow at the inauguration of a Cancer Care Centre at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. Join us live from Tanzania to learn how AKDN is helping to improve the quality of healthcare in East Africa.

Tanzania’s deputy prime minister Dr Doto Mashaka Biteko, will join Princess Zahra, development partners, and guests at the event to mark the latest expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam.

The Hospital is managed by Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), which has been operating in Tanzania since the 1920s, and counts among the longest-serving healthcare institutions in East Africa. Striving to deliver services to international standards, AKHS facilities in Tanzania are known today for their high level of ethical practices, innovation, and provision of quality healthcare.

Cancer is on the rise in regions like East Africa, which are less well-equipped for the onslaught of non-communicable diseases. Through enhanced screening, diagnosis, and treatment, the new Centre in Dar es Salaam hopes to raise awareness in the local community and offer enhanced levels of care.

The event will take place on 2 May 2024, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV. Coverage will begin at 8:30 AM (London) / 10:30 AM (Dar es Salaam) / 12:30 PM (Karachi) / 1:00 PM (Mumbai).