Vittorio Tison Association – “Culture & Solidarity” ONLUS was founded in January 1999 thanks to an initiative of Dino Amadori and some colleagues and friends of Vittorio Tison, estimated pathologist and man with great professional and compassionate capacities, committed with voluntary medical work in Tanzania.
The primary choice of the Association in terms of intervention is to realize a project for the cancer control in Africa.
In Tanzania, cancer is the second cause of death after major infectious diseases (AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis) and this is the reason why the Vittorio Tison Association decided to promote several initiatives regarding health care education, primary prevention, early diagnosis and cancer therapy. The chosen location for the realization of projects regarding cancer control supported by the Vittorio Tison Association is the city of Mwanza, which is situated right on the shore of the Victoria Lake and hosts the headquarters of the Bugando Medical Center, a 800 bed hospital structure managed by the Episcopal Conference of Tanzania.
Memorandum of Understanding
The project is realized under the aegis of a Memorandum of Understanding that the Vittorio Tison Association, the Oncological Institute of Romagna (IOR), the Scientific Institute of Romagna for the Study and Treatment of Cancer (IRST IRCCS) and the Oncological Institute of Veneto (IOV) signed with the Bugando Medical Center (BMC) and the Ministry of Health of Tanzania.