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More Than a Friendly Neighbour

On a 100-degree day in October—the peak of dry season in Neno District, Malawi—Eliza Kazembe sat in the shade alongside her family’s home and said it felt like she’d been pregnant forever. “She’s akuyembekezera kuchira,” Anga Sawasawa said, explaining that the Chichewa phrase translates to “waiting for delivery.” Kazembe, 17, Read more…

Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere, oncology program director for Partners In Health in Rwanda

Rwanda Oncology Doctor: Global Community Must “Reduce the Disparities in Cancer Care”

Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere is the oncology program director for Inshuti Mu Buzima, as Partners In Health is known in Rwanda. He leads the bustling, vital Cancer Center of Excellence at PIH-supported Butaro District Hospital in the country’s mountainous north. Many patients, family members, and caregivers travel to Butaro from across Rwanda or from surrounding countries such as Burundi Read more…

UGHE Dean: Medical Education in Rwanda Part of “Bold Step” Needed to Curb Africa’s Cancer Crisis

There are nearly 1 million new cancer cases and more than 500,000 cancer-related deaths in Africa per year, and these totals are projected to double by 2040. Training the next generation of health leaders to counter this rise is of critical importance. Increasingly, we see a need for cancer education that explores both the prevention measures and social determinants of Read more…

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