2021 Technical Fellowships and Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone awarded Fellows


Public Health Fellows

M. Kouassivi Djimédo Degnikou*, Division de la Surveillance des Maladies non transmissibles/Ministre de la Santé, de l'Hygiéne publique et de l'Accès Universel aux soins du Togo, Lomé, Togo

Host Institution: Registre du cancer du Grand Cassablanca, Morocco

Registre populationnel du cancer/ Population-based cancer registry observership

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract M. Kouassivi Djimédo Degnikou

Dr Nermin Osman, Alexandria University Medical Research Institute, Alexandria, Egypt

Host Institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Establishment of an electronic based Alexandria Cancer Registry, Egypt

Read abstract Dr Nermin Osman

Ferdinant Mbiydzenyuy Sonyuy, Reconciliation and Development Association (RADA), Bamenda, Cameroon

Host Institution: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

Breast Cancer Screening and Patient Support Fellowship

Read abstract Ferdinant Mbiydzenyuy Sonyuy

Dr Manikandanesan Sakthivel, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India

Host institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Designing a pre-post intervention trial to assess the impact of community health worker-led counselling and navigation on the uptake of colposcopy among non-compliant women screened positive in a community-based screening program

Read abstract Dr Manikandanesan Sakthivel

Dr Hongda Chen, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Chaoyang District, China

Host Institution: National Cancer Center Korea, Goyang-si, South Korea

Implication of risk prediction model and risk-adapted screening in colorectal cancer prevention

Dr Tamar Skhirtladze, National Screening Center, Tbilisi, Georgia

Host institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Enhancing screening services for early detection of cervical cancer in Georgia

Read abstract Dr Tamar Skhirtladze

Bong'eni Chipole, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi

Host Institution: Eldoret Cancer Registry, Eldoret, Kenya 

Strengthening Lilongwe population-based cancer registry

Read abstract Bong'eni Chipole

Dr Mairead O'Connor, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland

Host Institution: Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Acquiring skills and capacity to examine women's acceptability of HPV self-sampling as an approach to cervical cancer screening in Ireland 

Read abstract Dr Mairead O'Connor

Jason Bakundukize*, African Center for Research on End of Life Care, Kigali, Rwanda

Host Institution: Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Toronto, Quebec, Canada

Le développement des recherches sur le programme psychosocial, les soins palliatifs et la fin de vie au sein du Centre Africain de Recherche sur la fin de vie (ACREOL) au Rwanda/ Development of a psychosocial, palliative care and end-of-life  programme at the African Centre of Reseach into end-of life-care (ACREOL) in Rwanda

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract Jason Bakundukize

Dr Jugder Uranbolor, National Cancer Center of Mongolia, Mongolia

Host Institution: National Cancer Center Korea, S.Korea

Strengthening cancer registry and surveillance in Mongolia

Read abstract Dr Jugder Uranbolor

Dr. Jonas Nsengiyumva, Ministry of Public Health, Burundi

Host Institution: Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Exchange experiences with Ocean Road Cancer Institute staff on the feasibility of setting up the first oncology service center in Burundi

Read abstract Dr. Jonas Nsengiyumva

Dr Javier David Benitez Fuentes, Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos (Hospital Clínico San Carlos), Madrid, Spain

Host Institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Investigation of breast cancer staging in low- and middle-income countries.

Read abstract Dr Javier David Benitez Fuentes

Research Fellows

Karan Tanwar, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Host Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Cyclotron production and processing of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiometals

Read abstract Karan Tanwar

Dr Leyla Mehmetbeyli, National Centre of Oncology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Host institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Oil production and risk of cancer in Azerbaijan

Read abstract Dr Leyla Mehmetbeyli

Dr Marharyta Smal, Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

Host Institution: Università degli Studi di Salerno, Baronissi, Italy

Identification of mutations in DNA damage response and repair genes in genitourinary cancers

Read abstract Dr Marharyta Smal

Dr Anh Dinh, Vietnam National Cancer Hospital, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Host institution: Institut Curie, Research Center, Paris, France.

Observation course prepare for the phase I trial at Vietnam Cancer Research and Clinical Trials Center

Read abstract Dr Anh Dinh

Dr Sheila Coelho Soares, Instituto Nacional de Câncer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Host institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

The impact of socioeconomic status on the molecular epidemiology of esophageal cancer

Read abstract Dr Sheila Coelho Soares

Dr Roya Dolatkhah, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Host Institution: National Cancer Institute, NIH NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Rockville, United States

Accuracy of stool- based tests compared with colonoscopy for diagnosing colorectal cancer and advanced adenomas in northwest of Iran

Read abstract Dr Roya Dolatkhah

Dr Indu Arun, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India

Host Institution: Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Streamling pathology inputs for optimisation of cost, time and quality in the conduct of breast cancer clinical trials

Read abstract Dr Indu Arun

Dr Kalirajan Arunachalam, Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia

Host Institution: Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Acquiring technical skills to study anti-cancer activity of Zambian medicinial plants to develop lead drug molecules against cancer

Read abstract Dr Kalirajan Arunachalam

Dr Tran Van Dung, National Cancer Hospital, Viet Nam

Host institution: National Cancer Center Korea, S. Korea.

Building basic knowledge and skills of how to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis through hand-on tutorials and practice

Read abstract Dr Tran Van Dung

Dr Bridget Lumbwe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Global Projects, Lusaka, Zambia

Host institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.

Identifying barriers that prevent women with positive CIN2/3 LEEP margins from returning for a repeat LEEP and identifying strategies to address this low adherence to treatments

Read abstract Dr Bridget Lumbwe

Dr Olugbende Ajayi, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Host Institution : Association hospitalière de Bruxelles - Centre hospitalier universitaire Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium

CD70 expression in renal cell carcinoma using immunohistochemistry: a ten-year retrospective study at the Lagos Teaching Hospital

Read abstract Dr Olugbende Ajayi

Clinical Fellows

Dr Basheer Bello, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Host Institution: Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Introducing Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancers to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH)

Read abstract Dr Basheer Bello

Dr Garba Haruna Yunusa, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Host Institution: Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Introducing Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancers to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH)

Read abstract Dr Garba Haruna Yunusa

Dr. Pakhee Aggarwal, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India

Host Institution: Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Robot-assisted Sentinel Node Mapping in Endometrial Cancer

Read abstract Dr Pakhee Aggarwal

Dr Freddy Houéhanou Rodrigue Gnangnon, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Cotonou, Bénin

Host Institution: Institut Universitaire du Cancer Toulouse, Oncopole, Toulouse, France

Renforcement des capacités en chirurgie du cancer du sein à l’Institut Universitaire du Cancer Toulouse - Oncopole: formation des formateurs/Capacity building in breast cancer surgery at the Toulouse University Cancer Institute  Oncopole: training of trainers

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract Dr Freddy Houéhanou Rodrigue Gnangnon

Dr Abhijit Das, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, India

Host Institution: National Cancer Center Tsukiji Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques in the Management of Oesophageal and Oesophago-gastric junction Malignancies

Read abstract Dr. Abhijit Das

Dr Krunal Khobragade, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Host Institution: The Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Technique of sphincter-sparing surgery for low-lying rectal cancer

Read abstract Dr Krunal Khobragade

Dr Sovan Dhar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India

Host Institution: Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Developing image adapted interventional radiotherapy (brachytherapy)  skills in definitive as well as palliative management of malignancy

Read abstract Dr Sovan Dhar

Dr Coumba Gueye, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Institut Juliot-Curie, Senegal

Host Institution: College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Ituku-Ozalla Campus, Enugu, Nigeria

Developing a palliative care programme at a university teaching hospital

Read abstract Dr Coumba Gueye

Dr Andrea Akinjo, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Nigeria

Host Institution: University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

PD-L1 expression in gastric cancer: a 10 year retrospective study (2010-2019)

Read abstract Dr Andrea Akinjo

Dr Gretell Henriquez, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición, Salvador Zubirán, Mexico

Host Institution: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Florida, United States

Implementing new technical approaches in Geriatric Oncology care in Mexico

Read abstract Dr Gretell Henriquez

Dr Fatemeh Jafari, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Host Institution: IRCCS Ospedale Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria, Italy

Modern radiotherapy techniques

Read abstract Dr Fatemeh Jafari

Dr Eulade Rugengamanzi, Muhimbili University Health and Allied Sciences, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Host Institution: National Center for Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medecine, Accra, Ghana

Radiation Oncology Observership

Read abstract Dr Eulade Rugengamanzi

Dr Nepomuscene Ndihokubwayo*, Kamenge University Hospital Center, Bujumbura, Burundi

Host Institution: Centre Hospitalier  Universitaire de Cocody, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast

La cytologie en milieu liquide pour le dépistage précoce du cancer du col utérin/ Liquid cytology for early detection of cervical cancer

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract Dr Nepomuscene Ndihokubwayo

Dr Nicaise Ntahondi*, Kamenge University Hospital Center, Bujumbura, Burundi

Host Institution: Hôpital Général de Grand Yoff, Dakar, Sénegal

Renforcement des capacités en technique et diagnostics immunohistochimiques des  cancers/ Capacity building in techniques and immunohistochemical cancer diagnostics

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract Dr Nicaise Ntahond

Dr Eliane Ndounga*, Brazzaville University Hospital, Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville

Host Institution: Hôpital Général de Douala, Douala, Cameroon

Stage de perfectionnement en soins palliatifs/Refresher course in palliative care

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract Dr Eliane Ndounga

Adjiarata Koama*, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bogodogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Host Institution: Institute Gustave Roussy, Paris, France

Perfectionnement en imagerie sénologique, carcinologique/Refresher course in breast cancer imaging

*BAF Laureate

Read abstract Adjiarata Koama

Dr Edmond Ang, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Host Institution: Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

Building a framework for geriatric oncology in New Zealand

Read abstract Dr Edmond Ang

Last update

Thursday 12 January 2023

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