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Oncology education in Africa: progress through innovation and collaboration

23 Mar 2021
Guest Editor: D Cristina Stefan

Africa has made tremendous progress in medicine in recent years, and education has always been recognised as the most powerful tool for accessing the latest innovations and information.  This special issue aims to reflect the progress made in oncology education in various institutions from across Africa.

The papers included in this special issue include topics ranging from the experience of training oncologists in a low resource setting in Zimbabwe to oncology nursing education and training in Africa, as well as building oncology radiation capacity for low and middle income countries (LMICs) through collaboration, mentorship and research.  The COVID-19 pandemic has made the development of effective approaches for online education even more necessary, and this issue aims to contribute towards the development of medical education of the highest standards, strengthening the process of continuous learning, and developing collaboration beyond political or geographical borders.

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Special Issue Articles

Lydia Asana, Credit Irabor, Samuel Seppo, Chrystelle Jean, Twalib Ngoma, Ahmed Elzawawy, Wilfred Ngwa
Rebecca KS Wong, Verna Vanderpuye, Joel Yarne, Ntokozo Ndlovu, Nwamaka Lasebikan, Ewa Szumacher, Zahra Kassam
Ntokozo Ndlovu, Sandra Ndarukwa, Albert Nyamhunga, Patience Musiwa-Mba, Anna Mary Nyakabau, Webster Kadzatsa, Melinda Mushonga