During this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the White House’s Cancer Moonshot program highlighted several initiatives to drastically improve cancer outcomes in Africa. Two Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health efforts were featured.
New Training Program Addresses Cancer Care Knowledge Gaps in Africa
The program, called Cancer Kitso, is being developed by the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health to educate health care workers about cancer care and prevention. Pharmacists Joyce Kgatlwane and Jiyeon Joy Park discuss their involvement.
Meeting of Botswana and Rutgers Presidents Revitalizes Partnership
President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi of Botswana and President Jonathan Holloway of Rutgers met in New York to revitalize the distinct Botswana-Rutgers partnership.
Rutgers Giving Day Effort Supports Cancer Care and COVID-19 Response in Africa
On Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event, Rutgers Global Health Institute raised $25,446 for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.
Botswana Cancer Initiative Leader Discusses Parallels with AIDS and Progress on Oncology Workforce Training
Refeletswe Lebelonyane is a physician, public health professional, and program manager for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health. In this Q&A, she provides updates on cancer care and prevention efforts in Botswana and reflects on her past experiences confronting HIV/AIDS in the African country.
Telehealth Partnership Established in Botswana
A grant from the U.S. Department of State will create a clinical telehealth program in Botswana in partnership with Rutgers, the University of Botswana, and Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Project Map Spotlight: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Botswana, and there is a dire need to improve timely access to care. Through research and training, the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is working to identify and address crucial deficiencies in information and support.
No Longer a Death Sentence: Transforming Cancer Care and Prevention in Africa
A Rutgers Global Health Institute initiative combines advancements in telemedicine with lessons learned from earlier battles against HIV to increase cancer survival rates in an area that needs it the most.
Radio Interview: Education Manager Arpita Jindani
Global health involves many fields as well as local and international efforts. In an interview with the country’s largest South Asian radio station, Arpita Jindani of Rutgers Global Health Institute discusses COVID-19, food insecurity, community partnerships, and mobilizing volunteers.
Improving Cancer Care in Botswana: An International Partnership
In Botswana, there is a severe shortage of nurses who have advanced training in oncology and palliative care. To address the challenges this poses to the African nation’s ability to provide comprehensive cancer care, nurse leaders in Botswana and at Rutgers are collaborating to expand specialty education and training.