Rajasthan in India.
‰ Cervical cancer screening using visual inspection in Nepal
‰ Training of Bolivian health-care professionals in cervical
cancer screening by Peruvian experts.
‰ HPV vaccination of young girls in Nepal.
‰ Establishing an East African Registry Network (EARN) that
subsequently became the African Cancer Registry
Network (AFCRN). As part of the Global Initiative for
Cancer Registry Development in LMICs, the Network acts
as a consortium to provide a "regional hub" for cancer
registries in sub-Saharan Africa. The AFCRN is supporting
or assisting the development of 22 cancer registries in the
region, including English-and French-speaking countries.
‰ Provision of training courses in cancer registration and the
use of CanReg 5.
‰ Participation in collaborative international research.
‰ Visits of INCTR consultants to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
to review cancer registration procedures and data quality
and to Uganda to offer advice on setting up a cancer registry.
‰ The treatment and characterization of acute
Lymphoblastic Leukemia in children, adolescents and young
adults in India - over 450 patients have been treated by
‰ The treatment and characterization of Burkitt Lymphoma -
over 750 patients have been treated by seven centres in
Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and
Tanzania. Survival is greater than 60% at 5 years.
‰ Understanding problems faced by parents of children with
Retinoblastoma before treatment - 435 parents
interviewed from institutions in 10 countries in Latin
America, Asia and Africa.
‰ Situational analysis of breast cancer - 8,800 medical
records of women treated for breast cancer in four
institutions in Peru, Egypt, Pakistan and India.
‰ Studies carried out in Brazil, India, Pakistan and Turkey to
determine delays in diagnosing and treating
nasopharyngeal carcinoma and assess the role of
consanguinity and familial history in this cancer.
‰ A new initiative to characterize the lymphoproliferative
diseases in adults in Senegal with initiated in partnership
with Universities in Dakar.
‰ Development of a pathological and radiological review for
Brazilian patients with medulloblastoma (a childhood brain
tumour) in partnership with the Brazilian Society of
‰ Accreditation Programme in the conduct of clinical trials in
institutions in Brazil.
‰ Educating school children about cancer in Nepal.
‰ Evidence-based development through preparation of
bibliographies of published literature from developing
countries relevant to breast cancer and selected cancers in
‰ Open Educational Resources for Cancer available online.
‰ Thematic workshops to discuss challenges in cancer
control in East Africa.
‰ Webinars for e-learning.
‰ Publication of two editions of Cancer Control in 2013 and
2014 with specialist health-care publisher, Global Health
Dynamics, looking at all aspects of cancer policy,
prevention, detection, treatment and palliation.
‰ Training and educating health-care professionals - doctors,
nurses and social workers in the principles of palliative care
- in Brazil, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Sénégal, Mali,
Tanzania, India and Nepal.
‰ Sensitization workshops for government officials and the
public in Brazil, Tanzania, India and Nepal.
‰ Development of a centre of excellence in palliative care for
both adults and children in Hyderabad, India.
‰ Lobbying governments to improve access to opioids for
terminally-ill cancer patients - Nepal and India.
‰ Establishment of twinning programmes with hospices in
Canada that support palliative care efforts in Nepal.
‰ Fostering the establishment of palliative care societies - in
Nepal and Pakistan.
‰ Promoting paediatric palliative care in Pakistan.
‰ Publishing a palliative care handbook describing the
management of a wide variety of symptoms in English,
Portuguese, French and Turkish.
‰ Development of the "Life at Your Doorstep" home care
programme offering extensive, 24/7 support for patients
and families struggling with advanced and terminal illness
in the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
‰ Organized training course for Francophone sub-Saharan
Africa in Uganda. This was led by HASPF and the Institute
of Hospice and Palliative care in Africa with expert input by
Hospice Africa Uganda and Alliance Mondial Contre le
‰ Palliative care workshops and training courses for
Francophone sub-Saharan Africa organized by AMCC in
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