Chief Radiologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Stanley Rutajunara, explains how the linear accelerator machine is used in cancer treatment. File
- The pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a top notch cancer centre is also expected to boost cancer treatment.
- Another programme sponsored by the East African Development Bank and the British Council to build oncology and neurology capacity in East Africa.
The diploma in oncology nursing offered at the Aga Khan University Hospital is the first in the region. The programme is a public-private partnership between the hospital, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Canada.
Ms Tayreez Mushani, an assistant professor at the Aga Khan University Hospital, says the course was started due to the increasing cancer cases in the region and is based on international standards from the Canadian Association of Nurses in oncology.
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