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 as well as the volunteers themselves – and ultimately, the many cancer patients within these countries.

Read his blogpost entitled : “A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING COUNTRY – PLAYING ”CATCH UP” WITH RADIATION THERAPY SERVICE PROVISION IN MYANMAR”

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 cancer centre in Gondar. Lessons from this experience could be applied to other low and middle income countries across the globe.

Read Dr. Deressa’s account :‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ here

GlobalRT website launch!

Welcome to the new Global RT! We’re so excited to finally be launching our site after months of hard work from our amazing team and partners. Take a look around to see all of the new content we’ve added since our beta launch. We’re hoping that you enjoy, learn, and share. There’s still more to come and much to do, so we’d love it if you’d sign up here to receive updates or to get involved.

Thank you for your support!

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