• Global Health Initiative News

    July 18, 2016
    Welcome 57357 Fellows!

    Global Health Initiative Egypt Scholars
    GHI Staff (Irini Albanti and Allison Ripley) with the 57357 fellows: Drs. Hisham Moneib, Ahmed Mahdy, Ahmed Emad and Mohamed Mustefa

    The Dana Farber/Boston Children’s partnership with 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) continues this summer with our first group of Fellows. The four 57357 fellows started their observership on July 18 and will be rotating through August 26, 2016. They will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Stem Cell Transplant and Hematological Malignancies.

    The Global Oncology Fellowship Program is a formal partnership between Dana Farber/Boston Children’s and CCHE that has existed since 2012. This collaborative project creates a post-doctoral pediatric oncology training program for physicians from all over the Middle East and North Africa, including Ethiopia. The 30-month fellowship program, based primarily at CCHE in Cairo, includes onsite and online training sessions from Dana Farber/Boston Children’s faculty, clinical assignments, mentoring, research projects co-supervised by Dana-Farber/CCHE faculty, and live telemedicine lectures in Cairo. The fellowship also requires a 6-week session of training at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s in Boston where fellows shadow Dana Farber/Boston Children’s faculty as they treat and diagnose patients, attend training and lectures with our Dana Farber/Boston Children’s fellows and receive one-on-one mentoring from our world-renowned physicians.

    July 8, 2016
    Farewell to Spring GLOBE Scholars!

    Global Health Initiative GLOBE scholars
    The Three Spring GLOBE Scholars

    It was a pleasure hosting our Spring Pediatrics Global Oncologyand Blood Disorders Education Program (GLOBE) Scholars! Three physicians from Nigeria, Kenya and India spent 8 weeks week us from May 16th until July 8th and rotated in the services of Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Hematology and Hematological Malignancies.

    Drs. Jaspreet Gharial from Kenya, Saroj Panda from India, and Olufemi Adefehinti from Nigeria , had the opportunity to observe on rounds, attend conferences and give presentations on their GLOBE experience and efforts to advance pediatric oncology and hematology in their countries. Upon departure, Dr. Jaspreet Gharial wanted to share these thoughts with our Faculty and Staff: “William Ward once said, ‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates and the great teachers inspires.’ Thank you for inspiring us.”

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