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Regional Technical Support and Capacity Building

Participants at a cancer registry training course in Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2016


The Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry (ZNCR)is considered as a model population-based registry for sub-Saharan Africa. In this capacity and over the years, it has been providing technical support to other registries in the region on behalf of the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organisation (IARC/WHO), the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO), the WHO Inter-country support team for East and Southern Africa (IST/ESA) the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).The Registrar of the ZNCR has been a resource person at regional training courses on cancer registration for many years. He has also undertaken numerous consultation visits to capacitate registries in the region and personnel from other registries have visited the ZNCR for observation training.To-date, registries from South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Congo Republic, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia have benefited from the expertise of the ZNCR.


In 2016, the ZNCR hosted personnel from the National Cancer Registries of Swaziland and Zambia. The ZNCR Registrar facilitated a staff training course for the South African National Cancer Registry in Johannesburg and a regional workshop on cancer registration for West Africa in Accra, Ghana.