Roche and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), through the EDUCARE (EDUcation for Cancer in African REgions) initiative, have combined their shared knowledge and expertise in cancer control to establish a virtual university, supported by the development of a regional African training and mentorship network, collectively called VUCCnet. It consists of:
The training program aims to build human resource capacity through the training of healthcare professionals in Africa to combat the growing cancer epidemic. Training centers will be part of a network which ultimately can be connected to a broader group of healthcare workers across other African countries, to help them in their own cancer control initiatives.
The first phase is to establish four pilot centres which are recognized National Centres of Competence, with training in planning, administration and management of the centre.
|Location||North Africa and Middle East, Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, South Asia|