Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging

by African Strategies for Advancing Pathology
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging

Summary

Pathologic diagnosis is an essential tool in screening and disease prevention programs that contribute to the overall health of communities. Since our organization's programming already aligns with COVID-19 relief/recovery efforts, we're doubling down on this work. We're doing this by advocating for increased funding in diagnostics & laboratories as well as education & training in Africa. We're grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue serving our community during this crisis.

$27,661
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60
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0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
4
years

Challenge

Many Africans have little or no access to pathology services. In cancer, varying standards of training and scarcity of a skilled workforce have resulted in ineffective treatment due to delayed or inaccurate diagnoses. This has also led to erroneous estimates of disease rates. This results in diminished ability of health care systems to plan resource allocation, which in turn results in poorer clinical outcomes.

Solution

Pathology plays a critical role in guiding clinical decisions about patient diagnosis and treatment. By developing and disseminating a training program that covers best current practice for processing, diagnosing and reporting common cancers, this project will improve the ability of the anatomic pathology workforce in SSA to detect and diagnose cancer.

Long-Term Impact

Our organization has conducted research exploring the effectiveness of various training models. The research has proven that this training program often leads to overall improvements within pathology departments, not just in cancer diagnosis. Thus, the project will contribute to general improvement of anatomical pathology laboratories in the participating institutions. This higher performing local pathology workforce will, in addition, be able to assess and train other pathologists in SSA.

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Organization Information

African Strategies for Advancing Pathology

Location: Louisville, CO - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pathologyinafrica
Project Leader:
Michael Wilson
Denver, Colorado United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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