The East Africa Development Bank (EADB) has invested sh165 million to train doctors who will handle cancer-related ailments in the region.
The regional lender invested sh165 million for the doctors from across the region.
The training is in partnership with the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians who bring 500 years of medical experience.
Speaking during the issuance of certificates for 42 Kenyan doctors in Nairobi, EADB Director General Vivienne Yeda said the three-year project was informed by rising burden of diseases, particularly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory ailments in Africa.
EADB says it targets to train 600 doctors in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda by 2020, with doctors working in the counties being the primary focus of the training in Kenya to ease cost burden for patients who seeking treatment in city hospitals.