IBM Health Corps and American Cancer Society

2016
Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia

Sub-Saharan Africa’s cancer burden is significant and projected to increase by 85% in the next 15 years, but many lack access to life-saving treatments. IBM Health Corps and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will work together to create a chemotherapy-forecasting tool that allows ACS, African national Ministries of Health, and other global health partners to create accurate chemotherapy forecasts and improve market transparency, increasing access to life-saving care.

“For too long, it has been assumed that cancer treatment is too expensive and too complex to be scaled up in lower-income countries. But this simply is not true. In partnership with IBM and other global health leaders, we are going to change the rules of the game globally in oncology.”

Gary Reedy
Chief Executive Officer,
American Cancer Society