Health  Nigeria Project #20554

Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education

by Global Oncology (GO) Vetted since 2015 Effective Nonprofit
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Improving Cancer Outcomes with Patient Education
Dr. Mugambe (Uganda) w/GO
Dr. Mugambe (Uganda) w/GO's patient education tool

The Global Oncology (GO) Cancer Education Materials (CEM) Program made great progress this year, and we have you to thank for this opportunity to help patients, caregivers and providers worldwide to access vital education about cancer.

2018 Highlights:

  • GO's CEM are now in 4 of 9 cancer centers in Nigeria, and 3 of 6 cancer centers in Botswana
  • We produced and posted 7 new translations, reaching 3 new countries
  • We improved the CEM online access portal, leading to downloads from 23 countries across the globe
  • We launched our biannual partner engagement survey and are now learning more about how the CEM booklets are being used by patients and providers on the ground

Read what doctors, nurses and patients at two GO sites in Uganda are saying about our cancer education booklet:

Patients:

  • “Thank you for saving our lives.”
  • “This book gives us hope.”
  • “I thought cancer cannot be treated.”
  • “Machines treat cancer? They told me herbs treat cancer.”
  • “I would have paid for it if you were selling it.”

Providers:

  • “Myths about cancer treatment will be reduced.”
  • “Since the book is already loved, many people will request for more.”
  • “We hope that with knowledge from this book, we will reduce the risk of cancer.”
  • “Health-seeking behavior for cancer treatment and management will increase.”
  • “The ‘Cancer And You’ booklet is a breakthrough in cancer awareness raising in [our] community.”

Please consider a year-end gift to further this much needed cancer education initiative. Thank you, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! 

With our deepest gratitude,
The GO Team

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Using GO's CEM booklet w/patients in Bwindi,Uganda
Nurses at Bwindi Hospital training w/GO
Nurses at Bwindi Hospital training w/GO's CEM tool

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Recently GO improved our Cancer Education Materials (CEM) download portal to make it easier for caregivers, patients, researchers, students and others around the world to access our much-needed patient education tool. In the past year, GO’s CEM have been downloaded nearly fifty times by folks in two dozen countries which is the wonderful result of increased accessibility and communication with users. In response, GO translated the booklet into Acholi/Luo and Rukiga for partners in Uganda (both posted) as well as Kiswahili (Kenya), Shona (Zimbabwe), Chichewa (Malawi) and Chinese (to be posted in coming weeks). Additionally, translations to four Nigerian languages will follow in 2019.

GO will soon release a quarterly questionnaire for implementing partners to offer feedback on the CEM which will provide GO with a better understanding of CEM usage, our target populations, and impact of the materials on patients, caregivers, and providers. It will also facilitate ongoing evaluations and inform future iterations of the CEM into new modalities and languages.

GO relies heavily on the generous support of our community both for your financial contributions as well as for translating text and adapting content. We hope that each of you chooses to continue supporting GO’s CEM whichever way you can. Please reach out to Phil@globalonc.org if you would like to learn more or get involved in this work. Thank you!

Read about our December 1 benefit concert!

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As of May 2018, GO has an official presence on the ground in Nigeria, in partnership with Stanford University and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Joining GO on this project and to support TheGOMap is Paulette Ibeka from CHAI. Welcome Paulette!

Over the next year, we will test GO's Cancer Education Materials (CEM) at three teaching hospitals plus the National Hospital in Abuja, each with its own dedicated cancer center. These facilities are located all around the country and represent patients with a diverse demographic background. Post testing, GO's CEM will be translated into the four common Nigerian languages – Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and pidgin English.

GO co-founder, Ami Bhatt, is leading our efforts in Nigeria. In February 2018, she visited three of the four Nigerian facilities along with Stanford colleagues. Ami hosted a GO call about her visit, discussing the state of cancer care in Nigeria, motivations behind our work there, and feedback from our Nigerian colleagues. Read the full transcript (attached).

As always, we thank you for making this work possible. Email Danna@globalonc.org if you have questions about the program or would like to engage in this effort.


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GO's Cancer Education Materials now used in Uganda

GO’s Cancer Education Materials project is starting out strong in 2018. Two new translations for chemo and radiation therapies are now complete: Setswana (Botswana) and Luganda (Uganda). The Setswana booklet has been added to the inventory on our project page, and Luganda is soon to follow. 

Our goal this year is to expand this work to ten new countries and fifteen new languages. We are well on our way with engagements also in Nigeria and the United States. In addition, GO is launching an effort to quantify usage and benefits of the materials – metrics that will fuel this project’s growth.

If you have interest in adapting the materials for your facility or you want to participate in this work, please reach out to Danna@globalonc.org. Thank you for your support!

In recent weeks, the Global Oncology (GO) team completed an adaptation of our Cancer Education Materials to include new information about radiation therapy. We continue working with teams in Botswana, and new partners in Uganda and Nigeria, to translate these cancer education booklets into local languages for distribution to patients and their families.

GO thanks BOTSOGO for their expertise in the field and on the ground, our GlobalGiving donors, and the Varian Foundation for making this new product possible. Visit GO’s project page to download these and our original materials for chemotherapy: http://globalonc.org/Projects/patient-education-materials/

As we approach 2018, GO is talking about future adaptations for palliative care and pediatric oncology. Please reach out to danna@globalonc.org if you are interested in contributing to or using GO’s Cancer Education Materials and would like more information.

Please consider making a donation to this project on November 28th – #GivingTuesday – one of the biggest charitable giving days of the year. Thank You!

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Location: Brookline, MA - USA
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Danna Remen
Brookline, MA United States
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