Training is the key to sustainability. Our goal is to ensure that every caregiver involved in pediatric cancer care, from diagnosis to final treatment, has the training they need to play their part in healing children and adolescents suffering from cancer. By educating local caregivers in all aspects of pediatric cancer treatment, we are building the capacity of our partners not only to treat childhood cancer, but to train future generations of specialists themselves.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Our two-year fellowship program engages world-renowned hematologists and oncologists to provide on-site and online training to local specialists in pediatric oncology/hematology and palliative care, as well as a six-month intensive rotation at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India.
We collaborate with Health Volunteers Overseas, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, and local healthcare partners to offer intensive pediatric hematology/oncology nursing training pursuant to a curriculum based on approved international standards and learning needs assessments conducted during local site visits.
To improve diagnostic capability at our partner institutions, we provide enhanced training for local pathologists, hematologists and technologists through trainings abroad and on-site by experts from top international universities, online consultations regarding clinical care and diagnostic issues, and the introduction of modern diagnostic methods.
We connect pharmacists at our partner institutions with off-site training programs designed to build knowledge and capability in drug literature evaluation, chemotherapy preparation, dosing of antibiotics, and pharmacotherapy. We also assist our partners in developing on-site oncology pharmacies and advocate with national governments on the need for and efficacy of pediatric cancer drugs.