PACT Model Demonstration Sites (PMDS)
PACT Model Demonstration Sites (PMDS) are pilot sites in IAEA Member States that aim at demonstrating the effectiveness of evidence-based strategies as well as the benefits of synergic partnerships to advance in comprehensive cancer capacity building.
As each country has its unique public health challenges, PMDS projects are based upon prior assessment of national cancer control capacity through imPACT to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of cancer management.
Based on imPACT findings, the IAEA, through PACT, brings together its international partners among which notably the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to develop sustainable cancer control projects and donors to fund them.
Currently, eight IAEA Member States are participating as PMDS: Albania, Ghana, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Yemen.
Since 2006, over US $18 million has been mobilized through PACT for the eight PMDS countries. This funding has been used for human resource development, provision of radiation medicine equipment, expert missions and additional cancer control capacity building activities. PACT and its partners have facilitated training for over 115 professionals from PMDS countries.