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Global Oncology: Cancer Care at Botswana’s Princess Marina Hospital

April 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About 70 percent of all deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. The reasons are myriad and complex. Rutgers Global Health Institute is a leading partner in a multidisciplinary initiative to address the inequities in cancer care and prevention in Botswana and southern Africa.

On April 24, Rutgers Global Health Institute will host a seminar that focuses on cancer care at Botswana’s Princess Marina Hospital. This seminar, offered in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will feature presentations by senior hematology/oncology fellows Ashwin Chandar, MD, and Sukhdeep (Rita) Kaur, MD.

Chandar and Kaur will share their perspectives on:

• the challenges of oncology care at Botswana’s largest referral hospital and
• their work as inaugural global oncology fellows through the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.

Throughout the 2018–2019 academic year, Chandar and Kaur have been collaborating with colleagues across Botswana’s health and education sectors to support existing cancer control projects. The Rutgers fellows have helped:

• create a patient referral protocol,
• audit chemotherapy drugs and pharmacy procedures, and
• review national guidelines for breast cancer care and prevention.

Clinical Academic Building (Room 3404 – near the former Cab Fare café), 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ (and online)

Free and open to all Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. Light refreshments will be available.

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Meeting ID: 239 811 547

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This event is part of Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Health Equity in Africa series, which includes an event on April 23 about patient access to medication. For more information, contact Reena Antony, coordinator for education:


April 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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