there are no trained pediatric hematologists/oncologists in Ethiopia for an
expected 80 million population, with an estimated 8,000 new cases of pediatric
cancer per year. As a result, there is an urgent need for training of
physicians in this subspecialty. It is
expected that trained pediatric hematologists/oncologists will narrow the gap
between demand and supply in patient care and service. More pediatric
hematologists/oncologists are also required as educators given the expansion of
medical training in Ethiopia. Moreover, more pediatric
hematologists/oncologists are also required to do clinical research addressing
cancer in the hospital setting and the community. Therefore, this partnership aims to train sufficient
pediatric hematologist/oncologists to enable the creation of a national program
particular, the fellowship program is developed to train competent clinical
pediatric hematology/oncology specialists who understand
the pathophysiologic basis, clinical trajectory, and management of
benign hematologic and oncologic disorders and can, thus, diagnose and treat
patients with these disorders in the hospital and community setting. It
consists of 24 months training in clinical pediatric hematology and oncology, including a 3-month rotation at a pre-selected out-of-country
pediatric hematology/oncology center.
Along with the other partners,
the role of the GHI is provide
assistance in the creation of all clinical programs that are necessary for the
comprehensive care of children with blood and neoplastic disorders in Ethiopia
and educational coverage of all subjects covered in the fellowship-training
program as visiting faculty.
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