Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths each year. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of cancer patients is expected to more than double in the next 20 years.
While in high-income countries there is financial coverage for most forms of cancer treatment, two-thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to even basic cancer services. As such, many cases go undetected and untreated. Moreover, for the most common cancers amongst women, there exist strategies for prevention, early detection and effective treatment.
In this webinar, Dr Mansoor Saleh, Founding Director of AKU’s Cancer Centre in Nairobi, will share how the University is responding to our Chancellor's vision by establishing a Women's Cancer Centre. Dr Saleh will discuss the University's ambition to invest in research and ensure that patients in East Africa benefit from the most current knowledge in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Moderated by Dr Mercy Korir, Medical Journalist with KTN News, we will explore AKU's plans to train and educate the best and brightest in East Africa to become the oncologists of the future.