Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt
57357 (CCHE) is one of the top pediatric oncology providers in Africa and the
Middle East region. The hospital opened
its doors in July 2007, after raising 1 billion EGP (US$167 Million) in private
donations. It is the largest freestanding pediatric cancer hospital in the
world, is completely sustained through donations, and all care is fully
charitable and free of charge.
The joint Global Oncology Fellowship
Program is an innovative, collaborative project designed to create a
post-doctoral pediatric oncology training curriculum for physicians from North
Africa and the Middle East. GHI Faculty
have already conducted multiple on-site education sessions in Cairo and online
sessions, and as of August 2015 the Egyptian pediatric oncology fellows are hosted during
their fellowship in Boston. The program is focused on a 30-month
fellowship in general pediatric oncology primarily based at CCHE encompassing
clinical assignments, mentoring, research and live telemedicine lectures with
portions of the fellowship conducted in Boston. An optional 12-month post pediatric oncology sub-specialization training
is also available to fellows who wish to expand their knowledge in neuro-oncology,
neuro-surgery, solid tumors, leukemia, stem cell transplantation, tumor
immunology or other subspecialties.
Since 2009, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s nursing has conducted on site education,
assessments and partnered with CCHE nursing colleagues to present a poster at a
SIOP. Building on the existing
collaboration and the goal of enhancing pediatric oncology skills, a nurse
exchange observership is in progress.
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