Archives for September 7, 2017

Afghan team on course for establishing population based cancer registries

A team from NCCP ( pictured) recently (28/8/17-2/9/17) attended the  Center For Cancer Epidemiology (CCE) affiliated to TATA Memorial Center (TMC) in Mumbai, India.

The Center for Cancer Epidemiology is the South Asian hub of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for cancer registry.

While the NCCP (National Cancer Control Program) has been working on establishing the hospital based (HBCR), as well as populated based cancer registry (PBCR), it was the first formal training by an international organization for the NCCP staff. 


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Landmark visit marks start of collaboration to fight cancer

A team of seven from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) made a five day visit to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore recently (20/08/17).

They were joined by  two nurses and a physician who will be training at the hospital  for more than a month.

Dr Maihan Abduallah said,”I would kindly like you to join me in expressing my deep gratitude to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital staff, especially Dr. Faisal Sultan, the Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Aasim Yusuf, the Chief Medical Officer, for their warm hospitality. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital provide the team with free accommodation in the hospital guest house,  plus food and refreshment and transportation. 

“I would also like to thank WHO (the World Health Organisation)  for sponsoring the travel expenses of four of the team members. Last but not the least, I am grateful to MoF, especially  Mr. Halemi Sahib, Director General of Budget, and Mr. Khesraw Mohmand, Head of Health sector for their continuous support of funding capacity building of National Cancer Control Program staff.

Pictured from left: Dr Faisal Sultan, CEO SKMCH & RC and Dr Maihan Abdullah, Head of Afghanistan’s National Cancer Control Programme, sign a Memorandum of Understanding – For full text click:  MOU