UICC, supported by the American Cancer Society, has launched a new programme of fellowships for cancer professionals in Africa, linked to the 2018 World Cancer Congress. The goal of this initiative is to enable healthcare workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa.
The programme aims to enhance educational opportunities for healthcare workers in Africa, thereby expanding workforce capability and improving care for cancer patients. Hands-on fellowship opportunities are combined with peer-to-peer exchange and information sharing that will allow individuals to learn important skills relevant to cancer care and to disseminate them throughout their region.
3,000 USD including a living stipend plus a travel contribution towards the least expensive international travel costs
20 awardees to will be selected for the award
10 fellows will be awarded travel grants based on their fellowship visit report and congress abstract
The programme is open to individuals working in any area across the cancer continuum who wish to develop their knowledge and innovate on a particular topic
Medical professionals must hold relevant qualification e.g. MD, MBBS, Registered Nurse, Diploma of midwifery.
Non-medical applicants, such as those working in cancer societies or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), should hold a Bachelor’s degree
Candidates should have documented experience of working with cancer or with cancer patients
Medical and PhD students are not eligible to apply
Depending on the projects, pairs of applicants from the same institution are also welcome to apply to visit the same host institution where this will contribute to successful implementation on return home.
Eligible Regions: Open for all
Apply online through the given link.
For more information please visit their official website