American Organization to Partner MTRH’s Oncology Department
A high-ranking official from the Susan G. Komen organization has visited the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital’s Oncology Department and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH).
Ms. Wendy Carter, an adviser for Global Outreach, an organization that supports Breast Cancer screening and treatment visited the facility on July 26, 2012.
She is coming to MTRH/AMPATH as an advanced party for a larger group from Komen who will come in October.
She paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Director, Clinical Services (DDCS), Dr. Omar Aly who was flanked by his assistant, Dr. Wilson Aruasa. Others were; Head of Oncology Department, Dr. Naftali Busakhala and Associate Field Director of Hematology and Oncology Programs at AMPATH, Dr. Fredrick Chite.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as Komen, is the most widely known, largest breast cancer organization in the World.
Since its foundation in 1982, Komen has provided funding for basic, clinical, and translational breast cancer research and for innovative projects in the areas of breast health education and breast cancer Screening and treatment.
The organization has awarded more than 1,000 breast cancer research grants totaling more than US$180 million. Komen adheres to a peer-review process that is recognized by the US National Cancer Institute.
As of 2007, research grants were available for basic, clinical, and translational research; postdoctoral fellowships; and breast cancer disparities research.
The team is interested in the Oncology Program with a view to funding breast cancer interventions.
*Susan Komen organization has no relation whatsoever with any African Organization.