UICC announces African Cancer Fellowships

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New fellowship aims to enable healthcare workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa. To apply, click here

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has announced African cancer fellowships which are aimed at enabling health care workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa

UICC, supported by the American Cancer Society, has launched a new programme of fellowships for cancer professionals in Africa, linked to the 2018 World Cancer Congress. The goal of this initiative is to enable health care workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa.

UICC unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.

The programme aims to enhance educational opportunities for health care workers in Africa, thereby expanding workforce capability and improving care for cancer patients. Hands-on fellowship opportunities are combined with peer-to-peer exchange and information sharing that will allow individuals to learn important skills relevant to cancer care and to disseminate them throughout their region. 

To achieve these goals UICC is offering 20 fellowships to visit an organisation in another country with a strong emphasis on learning skills that will be shared with peers in their home organisation or network.

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Additional benefits include:

  • A dedicated workshop at the 2018 World Cancer Congress for fellows to share their fellowship and knowledge sharing experiences with other awardees.
  • An online common interest network where awardees can exchange acquired knowledge and share lessons learnt.

Eligible Candidates

The programme is open to individuals working in any area across the cancer continuum who wish to develop their knowledge and innovate in a particular topic

  • Medical professionals must hold relevant qualification e.g. MD, MBBS, Registered Nurse, Diploma of midwifery.
  • Non-medical applicants, such as those working in cancer societies or non-governmental organisations (NGOs), should hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidates should have documented experience of working on cancer or with cancer patients
  • Medical and PhD students are not eligible to apply

Depending on the projects, pairs of applicants from the same institution are also welcome to apply to visit the same host institution where this will contribute to successful implementation on return home.

UICC African Cancer Fellowship Guidelines

UICC African Cancer Fellowship Guidelines

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