Training in Cape Verde (29 Feb – 4 Mar 2016)
Following a consultancy visit in Oct 2015, Dr Goncalo Lacerda (Portugal) was invited and supported by the Ministry of Health of Cape Verde and the AFCRN to provide a one-week training to 26 participants coming from different health institutions within Cape Verde. The goal was to train the future registrars in order to make possible the establishment of hospital-based cancer registries in each central hospitals (Agostinho Neto and Baptista de Sousa), and a population-based cancer registry under the direction of the MoH.
Basic training – Accra, Ghana (13-23rd June 2016)
The Accra Cancer Registry, in collaboration with research team at Stanford University, organised a 10 days basic training course in Accra from 13-23rd June. Objectives of the training were to equip cancer registry personnel with knowledge and skills in cancer registration which would enable them develop and strengthen their registries to generate high quality data to inform research and policy formulation in cancer control. 17 students from cancer registries in Kumasi, Accra, Calabar, Ibadan, Abuja and Liberia attended. External sponsors: NCI (via Stanford Uni) and ROCHE.