IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

11/17/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2023 11:04

IAEA Director General and President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Celebrate Cancer Care Milestone

The IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi met President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Thursday, after attending a ceremony to lay a foundation stone of the country's first public radiotherapy centre. The DRC was one of the first countries to work with the IAEA under its flagship cancer care initiative, Rays of Hope: Cancer Care for All, which aims to widen access to life-saving radiotherapy by supporting the establishment and expansion of global radiotherapy services in many countries around the world.