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‰ 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.
‰ Palliative care workshops and training courses for
Francophone sub-Saharan Africa organized by AMCC in
partnership with AFSO were held in Uganda and Ivory
‰ Establishment of palliative care centres of reference and
training in sub-Saharan Francophone Africa (Mali,
Cameroon, Ivory Coast).
‰ Canadian branch provides training in India for St Mary
Hospital in palliative care and fosters a collaborative
approach between palliative care and health care in
‰ Central pathology review of Burkitt Lymphoma in
institutions participating in the treatment protocol for
this disease in Africa.
‰ Training and education workshops for pathologists and
‰ Training and education workshops for technicians and
pathologists in techniques to improve diagnostic
‰ Use of iPath - an internet telepathology programme -
for consultation, training and education.
‰ Provision of training and education of
haematopathologists in Francophone African countries
(Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sénégal).
‰ "What can we learn from Africa" pathology workshop
held in Mombasa for pathologists from Africa to improve
the ability of African haematopathologists to diagnose
haematopathologocal neoplasms using the World Health
‰ Setting up of a project to characterize
lymphoproliferative disorders in adults in Senegal in
partnership with local universities.
‰ Programme to improve pathologic and haematologic
diagnostics established in Ethiopia using on-site and online training.
‰ Establishment of centres of reference for the treatment of
retinoblastoma - Mali and Democratic Republic of Congo.
‰ Mentoring of Indian paediatric oncologists in the
development of a common treatment protocol for Wilms
‰ Conducting workshops and symposia on topics of
relevance in developing countries.
‰ Promotion of the establishment of paediatric oncology
societies - Philippines and Pakistan.
‰ Development of a centre of excellence in paediatric
oncology at the Santa Marcelina Hospital/TUCCA in São
‰ Conducting a campaign for the early diagnosis of
retinoblastoma including, but not limited to, the
translation of a film showing a child with early
retinoblastoma into 12 languages and distributing the
film around the world (Brazil); development and wide
dissemination and display of posters (Mexico and Brazil);
and establishment of a retinoblastoma day (Turkey
‰ Ophthalmology nurses from the Democratic Republic of
Congo trained in France to fit prosthetic eyes.
‰ Development of an educational programme relating to
the psychosocial needs of cancer patients in conjunction
with the Brazilian Society of Paediatric Oncology.
World Health Organization
‰ Organized the 2009 update of the WHO Essential
Medicines List for Cancer.
‰ Participated in guideline updating and development
(cervical cancer, Kaposi sarcoma and referral guidelines
for breast and cervical cancer).
‰ Consultation with Dr Jean Marie Dangou, Head of AFRO
(African Regional Office of WHO) on non-AIDS defining
malignancies in HIV positive individuals.
‰ INCTR organized an advisory meeting for WHO AFRO
relating to AIDS-related but non-AIDS defining cancers
in Africa. A report was provided to AFRO.
‰ Advising EMRO on a planned high-level meeting in the
region late in 2014.
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