• Where We Work: Egypt

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    Program: Global Oncology Fellowship Program

    • Start date: 9/21/2012

    Nurses in Egypt, Global HealthChildren’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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