Medical education and training: Building in-country capacity at all levels

Fredrick Chite Asirwa, Anne Greist, Naftali Busakhala, Barry Rosen, Patrick Loehrer

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Abstract

Poorly trained workers and limited workforce capacity contribute immensely to barriers in cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Because of an increasing disease burden and the gap in trained personnel, it is critical that LMICs must develop appropriate in-country training programs at all levels to adequately address their cancer-related outcomes. The training in LMICs of cancer health personnel should address priority cancer diseases in the specific country by developing caregivers, trainers, researchers, and administrators at all levels of health care and all cadres of staff, from the community level to the national level. The Academic Model of Providing Access to Health care is a representative model of how a public tertiary hospital like the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in an LMIC setting can leverage its resources, collaborate with partners from high-resource countries, and assist in the development of a training center to spearhead a sustainable education program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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