At Bugando, I interviewed the Director General of the hospital, Dr. Charles Majinge. Since the Bugando Medical Centre does not yet have a comprehensive cancer unit, patients are referred to Ocean Road for radiotherapy. But for most people, making a 1,000 km (620 mile) trip is too costly, and many remain at home with no options for treatment.
In our talk, Dr. Majinge talks about the struggle his patients face, the types of cancer present in the Great Lakes region, and what the future looks like for Bugando.
Watch my interview with Dr. Majinge: