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

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!

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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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Radiotherapy plays a key role in the treatment of cancer alongside surgery and chemotherapy.  There is a shortage of radiotherapy services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), but efforts are underway to increase access in these regions to this curative and pain relieving treatment.

This summer, Global Oncology (GO) is working alongside BOTSOGO (Botswana Oncology Global Outreach) to further develop GO’s original cancer education materials (CEM) – targeted towards chemotherapy patients – to include culturally accurate imagery and information about radiation therapy.  BOTSOGO will begin using the new materials, upon their completion, with partners on the ground in Botswana.  GO aims to unveil the materials in the Fall of 2017 on our newly-launched CEM webpage.  Please email danna@globalonc.org if you are interested in receiving notification.

Expanding GO's cancer education materials to include new treatment modalities continues to be a goal of this multi-year program.  We are seeking additional partners to work with us on translation of existing materials into new languages and develop content for new materials.

GO is thankful to our donors and supporters who continue to make these important developments possible.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy summer.

The GO CEM Team

 

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