Evaluation of the Strategic Cancer Care Initiative (SCCI) Phase I&II
Norwegian Church Aid Palestine
Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; Secondary/Tertiary Care; Hospital Services / specialised services
Narrative description of project:
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) funded a six years programme (2009-2015), called The Strategic Cancer Care Initiative (SCCI) phase I and II, with more than 47 Million NOK. The programme in Palestine focused on building up the capacity of the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) to meet the needs of the community and provide quality health services, consolidating its role as the national referral hospital for cancer. The programme targeted three major areas; 1- Capacity building and Knowledge transfer in cooperation with Norwegian institutions, 2- Construction, refurbishment, and upgrade of technology and facilities, and 3- Advocacy for rights to access quality health for Palestinian women in particular, and Gaza cancer patients access treatment in East Jerusalem.