British Council and East African Development Bank Unveil Medical Scheme to increase cancer specialists.
The fight against non-communicable diseases and in particular cancer and neurological disorders in East Africa has got a boost with the East African Development Bank (EADB) unveiling the East Africa Medical and Fellowship Training Scheme which aims to train 600 physicians from the region in the next four years.
Managed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians London, the Programme intends to train 600 East African physicians over a period of four years and will focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.
The EADB medical Training and Fellowship Scheme
The East African Development Bank Medical Training and Fellowship Programme targets four EADB member states – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and aims to increase the early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders, especially in communities and areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge by increasing the number, quality and deployment of medical professionals in public service specialising in the treatment cancer and neurological disorders in the East Africa region.