Entries by the GlobalRT team

An Oasis for Cancer Care

Rising above a community of butcher shops and fruit vendors in old Cairo, flanked by the historic Aqueduct of the Nile, the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE) is quite the sight to see. With two enormous mesh structures billowing like sails in the wind, and its blue-green windows that defy the dusty layer of […]

Making a difference in radiotherapy in Myanmar – an Australian volunteer’s account

Our latest blogpost is from Mr Craig Opie, a radiation therapist/dosimetrist educator from Sydney, Australia. He has recently returned from a 6 month posting, where he trained and worked alongside staff at the Yangon General Hospital. Through recounting his experience, Craig explains how a volunteer role can lead to significant benefits for LMIC radiotherapy departments […]

A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING COUNTRY – PLAYING ”CATCH UP” WITH RADIATION THERAPY SERVICE PROVISION IN MYANMAR

I had the pleasure of working as a radiation therapy technologist (RTT)/dosimetrist mentor in the Radiation Oncology Department at Yangon General Hospital  (YGH), from July to December 2016. The role was organised through Australian Volunteers International. I normally work as an RTT/dosimetrist clinical educator at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, […]

Expanding radiotherapy access in Ethiopia

Happy new year! We celebrate the new year by sharing GlobalRT’s latest blog post from Dr Biniyam Tefera Deressa, clinical oncologist from Ethiopia. He outlines the challenges facing cancer care in Ethiopia by telling the story of a patient with breast cancer, Abeba. He also tells the remarkable story of the development of Ethiopia’s second […]

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step: lessons from University of Gondar Cancer Center, Ethiopia

Dr. Biniyam Tefera Deressa University of Gondar, Ethiopia Email: biniyamtefera.md@gmail.com Two years ago, in January 2015, Dr Daniel Rauch, a Swiss oncologist, and ! were in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia to evaluate the first cancer patients. Until that day there was no dedicated cancer treatment in the University of Gondar Hospital. Our first patient, Abeba*, came […]

Njeri Mbure, reports on radiotherapy in her home country of Kenya

In the latest series of blog posts, Njeri Mbure, a public relations worker in Boston (now turned global health advocate), reports on the radiotherapy situation in her home country of Kenya. Her article highlights the need for basic infrastructure in several African nations, as the incidence of cancer continues to rise. Read More