2021 Technical Fellowships and Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone awarded Fellows

Public Health Fellows

M. Kouassivi Djimédo Degnikou*, Division de la Surveillance des Maladies non transmissibles/Ministre de la Santé, de l'Hygiéne publique et de l'Accès Universel aux soins du Togo, Lomé, Togo

Host Institution: Registre du cancer du Grand Cassablanca, Morocco

Registre populationnel du cancer/ Population-based cancer registry observership

*BAF Laureate


Dr. Hongda Chen, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Chaoyang District, China

Host Institution: National Cancer Center Korea, Goyang-si, South Korea

Implication of risk prediction model and risk-adapted screening in colorectal cancer prevention
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Dr. Mairead O'Connor, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland

Host Institution: Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Acquiring skills and capacity to examine women's acceptability of HPV self-sampling as an approach to cervical cancer screening in Ireland 



Jason Bakundukize*, African Center for Research on End of Life Care, Kigali, Rwanda

Host Institution: Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Toronto, Quebec, Canada


Le développement des recherches sur le programme psychosocial, les soins palliatifs et la fin de vie au sein du Centre Africain de Recherche sur la fin de vie (ACREOL) au Rwanda/ Development of a psychosocial, palliative care and end-of-life  programme at the African Centre of Reseach into end-of life-care (ACREOL) in Rwanda

*BAF Laureate


Dr. Jonas Nsengiyumva, Ministry of Public Health, Burundi

Host Institution: Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Exchange experiences with Ocean Road Cancer Institute staff on the feasibility of setting up the first oncology service center in Burundi


Research Fellows
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Karan Tanwar, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Host Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Cyclotron production and processing of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiometals



Dr. Marharyta Smal, Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

Host Institution: Università degli Studi di Salerno, Baronissi, Italy

Identification of mutations in DNA damage response and repair genes in genitourinary cancers



Dr. Indu Arun, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India

Host Institution: Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Streamling pathology inputs for optimisation of cost, time and quality in the conduct of breast cancer clinical trials



Dr. Kalirajan Arunachalam, Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia

Host Institution: Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Acquiring technical skills to study anti-cancer activity of Zambian medicinial plants to develop lead drug molecules against cancer


Clinical Fellows
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Dr. Basheer Bello, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Host Institution: Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Introducing Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancers to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH)

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Dr. Garba Haruna Yunusa, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Host Institution: Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Introducing Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancers to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH)



Dr. Pakhee Aggarwal, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India

Host Institution: Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Robot-assisted Sentinel Node Mapping in Endometrial Cancer


Freddy Gnangnon

Dr. Freddy Houéhanou Rodrigue Gnangnon, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Cotonou, Bénin

Host Institution: Institut Universitaire du Cancer Toulouse, Oncopole, Toulouse, France

Renforcement des capacités en chirurgie du cancer du sein à l’Institut Universitaire du Cancer Toulouse - Oncopole: formation des formateurs/Capacity building in breast cancer surgery at the Toulouse University Cancer Institute  Oncopole: training of trainers

*BAF Laureate


Dr. Abhijit Das, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, India

Host Institution: National Cancer Center Tsukiji Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques in the Management of Oesophageal and Oesophago-gastric junction Malignancies



Dr. Krunal Khobragade, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Host Institution: The Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Technique of sphincter-sparing surgery for low-lying rectal cancer


Last update: 
Monday 17 May 2021