Rutgers Global Health Institute is featured in this story celebrating the 10th anniversary of the creation of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The institute’s establishment and work to advance health equity are among the impacts of RBHS.
Tara M. Friebel researches the prevention and early detection of women’s cancers in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on implementation science. She will be an assistant research professor of global health at the institute.
Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health researchers review treatments that could improve outcomes for patients in a region where cancer rates are rising significantly. The study is published in the journal PLOS Global Public Health.
Faheem Farooq recently finished a three-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at Rutgers that included a one-month rotation in the ABC News Medical Unit and substantial involvement with the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.
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.
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.
President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi of Botswana and President Jonathan Holloway of Rutgers met in New York to revitalize the distinct Botswana-Rutgers partnership.
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.
Clinical oncologist Tlotlo Ralefala, the head of oncology at Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana and a collaborator with the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health, appears on the BBC News program Life Clinic to talk about her work and the rising burden of cancer in the country.