Childhood Cancer Services in Africa: Gaps, Inequalities and Solutions
SIOP session at London Global Cancer Week (14-19 November 2021)
Wednesday 17th November @ 6:30pm -8:00pm (GMT, London)
Hosted by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP): Childhood Cancer Services in Africa: Gaps, Inequalities and Solutions
This interactive session with respected paediatric oncologists and senior nurses from Africa, UK and the USA will:
- Discuss the practical support and help that SIOP is providing to clinicians treating children with cancer in Africa.
- Hear what impact the SIOP Global Mapping programme is making and how it can be used for collaboration, advocacy and much more.
- Include a panel discussion of current and future activities, with interactive Q&A with the audience.
Why you should attend
Hear u from Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi state, Nigeria explaining why you should attend.
How to register
A link to register will be provided soon.
Introduction and setting the scene in Africa
Joyce Kambugu, Paediatric Oncologist, Uganda Cancer Institute and President, SIOP Africa
Prioritising Childhood cancer in the global cancer agenda
Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi state, Nigeria
A parent’s view of how SIOP can help children with cancer in Africa
Neil Ranasinghe, Childhood Cancer Parent Advocate. UK
African paediatric oncology nurses making a difference
Julia Challinor, SIOP Secretary General, USA
The SIOP Global Mapping project in Africa – methodology and key results
Jennifer Geel, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Importance of Paediatric Oncology Nursing –
Glenn Mbah, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, Cameroon
The Power of Partnerships
Laila Hessissen, Immediate Past-President, SIOP Africa & Paediatric Oncologist, Morocco
Lorna Renner, Ghana, (Former President, SIOP Africa)
Alan Davidson, South Africa, SIOP Advocacy committee chair
Kathy Pritchard-Jones, UK, SIOP President