HVO Launches New Oncology Project in Kampala, Uganda
Project:    Oncology
Location: Uganda Cancer Institute , Kampala, UGANDA
Contact:   Andrea Moody , Volunteer Placement Coordinator - attending ASCO 2018 Annual Meeting? Find Andrea in the exhibit hall at booth 4036 !
[May 31, 2018] -  Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new oncology project at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in Kampala, Uganda. HVO has partnered with UCI to develop and implement a structured gynecologic oncology training program, promote sustainability and acceleration of gynecologic cancer care training for Ob-Gyn physicians and residents, and facilitate multidisciplinary care and collaboration among clinical oncology, radiation oncology and pathology.
Uganda Sites
HVO will recruit qualified gynecologic oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and oncology nurses to assist in the training of UCI’s gynecologic oncology fellows. Volunteers may provide clinical and didactic training through participation in clinical rounds, surgeries, cervical cancer screenings, and colposcopy training. They may also participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards and lectures on other topics as requested by the host institution. Volunteers will collaborate with UCI faculty on the development and implementation of the gynecologic oncology curriculum and provide mentorship and training to UCI gynecologic oncology fellowship faculty.

Volunteers must be physicians or nurses specialized in oncology, pathology and/or radiation; board-certified or in active practice for at least 5 years. Assignments are a minimum of 2 weeks.

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Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO volunteers build local capacity by empowering health care professionals with knowledge and skills to address the health care needs of their communities. HVO volunteers are trained health care professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. Since 1986, HVO staff and volunteers have collaborated with a variety of health institutions to design, develop and implement each HVO project, working toward better patient care around the globe in trauma care, child and maternal health, essential surgery, cancer care, rehabilitation, and more. Visit www.hvousa.org to find out how to become part of our global health community.
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