Blantyre, Malawi

Blantyre, Malawi
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Project

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Project
Cure2Children Foundation is committed to increasing local capacity to cure local children with cancer and blood disorders. For this reason we continuously support one pediatric hematology-oncology fellow and ensure that s/he receive quality experience in her/his own country.

The Problem Being Addressed:
There are not enough qualified pediatric hematology-oncologists in countries with high rates of sickle-cell anemia and thalassemia.

Project History
In collaboration with the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Academic Medical Center-Emma Children's Hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Cure2Children supports a fellowship for a physician-in-training primarily based at the Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre with rotations in South Africa. The research component focuses on locally relevant and feasible studies related to the management of patients with Burkitt lymphoma.

Currently, Cure2Children (C2C) is partnering with the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Academic Medical Center-Emma Children's Hospital in Amsterdam -The Netherlands, to provide a fellowship for a Malawian medical-student in training.

At the end of the fellowship, which includes rotations in South Africa and the Netherlands, the fellow has the opportunity to treat and cure patients at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. The hospital’s pediatric oncology ward treats 250 children with center, in addition to daily out-patient care.

The selected fellow is also involved in locally relevant clinical research on Kaposi’s sarcoma, BL lymphoma, Wilms tumour and ALL.

Project Partners

  • Academic Medical Center-Emma Children's Hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi