The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the IAEA signed an agreement on 2 February 2012 in Vienna at the IAEA Headquarters to advance cancer control in Vietnam, in particular to combat women's cancers, through projects led by the IAEA's Programme of Action in Cancer Therapy (PACT).
At the IAEA's commemoration of World Cancer Day held shortly after the agreement was signed by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and OFID Director General Suleiman J. Al-Herbish.
Director General Amano thanked Director General Al-Herbish for OFID's
US$ 450 000 donation to PACT.
"OFID has supported very successful cancer projects in Ghana, Zambia, Uruguay, Albania, Nicaragua and Tanzania," Director General Amano said. "In the last three years alone, contributions from OFID have exceeded US$ 800 000, while loans from OFID for cancer projects in Member States, facilitated through the Agency, have exceeded US$ 15 million."