AMPATH-Oncology

A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa

R. M. Strother, F. C. Asirwa, N. B. Busakhala, E. Njiru, E. Orang'o, F. Njuguna, J. Carter, A. Mega, S. Mostert, G. J.L. Kaspers, B. Rosen, M. K. Krzyzanowska, S. Washington, J. Skiles, A. Griest, A. G. Rosmarin, Patrick Loehrer

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Abstract

Increased awareness of cancer as a health crisis facing less developed healthcare systems has led to recent calls for increased investment in cancer care infrastructure in low resource settings. However, operational descriptions of well-functioning cancer care systems in resource-constrained settings are limited. AMPATH-Oncology is the result of collaboration between North American, European, and Kenyan partners to develop a comprehensive cancer care model that supports screening services, cancer treatment, and palliative care. This article describes the approach taken by the AMPATH-Oncology program to deliver cancer care in a resource-constrained setting. A review of other ‘high-income – low-income’ collaborative models identifies successful strategies to implement cancer care in low resource environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e42-e48
JournalJournal of Cancer Policy
Volume1
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Africa South of the Sahara
Neoplasms
Palliative Care
Early Detection of Cancer
Delivery of Health Care
Health

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Health care
  • HIV/AIDS
  • International
  • Kenya
  • Program development
  • Research
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Health Policy

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Strother, R. M., Asirwa, F. C., Busakhala, N. B., Njiru, E., Orang'o, E., Njuguna, F., ... Loehrer, P. (2013). AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Cancer Policy, 1(3-4), e42-e48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2013.06.002

AMPATH-Oncology : A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. / Strother, R. M.; Asirwa, F. C.; Busakhala, N. B.; Njiru, E.; Orang'o, E.; Njuguna, F.; Carter, J.; Mega, A.; Mostert, S.; Kaspers, G. J.L.; Rosen, B.; Krzyzanowska, M. K.; Washington, S.; Skiles, J.; Griest, A.; Rosmarin, A. G.; Loehrer, Patrick.

In: Journal of Cancer Policy, Vol. 1, No. 3-4, 01.09.2013, p. e42-e48.

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Strother, RM, Asirwa, FC, Busakhala, NB, Njiru, E, Orang'o, E, Njuguna, F, Carter, J, Mega, A, Mostert, S, Kaspers, GJL, Rosen, B, Krzyzanowska, MK, Washington, S, Skiles, J, Griest, A, Rosmarin, AG & Loehrer, P 2013, 'AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa', Journal of Cancer Policy, vol. 1, no. 3-4, pp. e42-e48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2013.06.002
Strother RM, Asirwa FC, Busakhala NB, Njiru E, Orang'o E, Njuguna F et al. AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Cancer Policy. 2013 Sep 1;1(3-4):e42-e48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2013.06.002
Strother, R. M. ; Asirwa, F. C. ; Busakhala, N. B. ; Njiru, E. ; Orang'o, E. ; Njuguna, F. ; Carter, J. ; Mega, A. ; Mostert, S. ; Kaspers, G. J.L. ; Rosen, B. ; Krzyzanowska, M. K. ; Washington, S. ; Skiles, J. ; Griest, A. ; Rosmarin, A. G. ; Loehrer, Patrick. / AMPATH-Oncology : A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. In: Journal of Cancer Policy. 2013 ; Vol. 1, No. 3-4. pp. e42-e48.
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