Author - Mephida

Mombasa Cancer Care Center

Mombasa Cancer Care Center (MCCC) program. We are partnering with the Cancer Research & Communications Organization (CRCO) in Kenya to help set up the Mombasa Cancer Care Center (MCCC) program. The goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to cancer management to the community at large and offer accessible, affordable and free comprehensive cancer Care to all regardless of their status. Cancer continues to be an increasing concern worldwide and especially in the developing countries where the mortality rate...
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2016 Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit

2016 Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit Harvard Medical School April 2016 An welche Krankheiten denken Sie, wenn Sie an die meisten Länder Afrikas denken? Welches, denken Sie, sind dort die bedrohlichsten Erkrankungen der Zukunft? Hatten Sie Krebs auf Ihrer Liste? Das sollten Sie, denn Krebserkrankungen sind eine Bedrohung nicht nur in den westlichen Ländern, sie sind auch auf dem Vormarsch in Entwicklungsländern. Heute ist Krebs in Entwicklungsländern einer der häufigsten Todesursachen und es sterben dort mehr Menschen an Krebs als an AIDS, Tuberkulose...
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Global Health Catalyst

MephidA is partner with the Global Health Catalyst in the co-organisation of the annual Global Health Catalyst Summit at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The focus is to bring Professionals, Public health Stakeholders, Policy makers, Medical companies, Healthcare institutions, Diaspora groups, NGOs, Institutions and other Strategic partners on a common platform to exchange ideas, develop and partner together to achieve goals that will create substantial impact on cancer healthcare.https://www.globalhealthcatalystsummit.org/register
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International Collaborations

International collaboration towards Medical Physics in Africa. Collaborating with several organizations and institutions on the improvement of health care, especially in underserved regions. Radiation protection is an issue in Cameroon, most radiology departments don’t know or don’t take the subject seriously and are not in compliance with the regulatory authority. We are in talks with Camfomedics e.V to implement training on radiation protection as an integral part of their i.MED program (http://www.imed-academy.org/). MephidA would assist in creating awareness and...
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MephidA ReConnect

MephidA ReConnect is an effort to help challenge the brain drain dilemma in Africa, the program is geared to assist and encourage medical physicists in the diaspora and other health professionals to reconnect with the situation on the ground especially in their home countries and forge ways of supporting projects (through research, clinical services, training, mentoring etc.) aim at improving the health sector in their country of origin. The program’s goal is to achieve brain gain from brain drain,...
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Trip Summary of Dr. Rebecca B

Trip summary of Dr. Rebecca B. To Cameroon towards advancement of the Mbingo Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care project. At the Mbingo Baptist Hospital Cameroon the majority of patients present with the usual tropical diseases but there is an increasing number of patients diagnosed with cancer and mostly at advanced stages, whereby surgery is no more an option but conservative therapies. At this hospital there is then the possibilty of obtaining chemotherapy as a conservative (unfortunately in most cases palliative)...
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Empowering Radiotherapy Cancer Care in Africa

MedphidA e.V.: Empowering radiotherapy cancer care in Africa Meanwhile the global response to malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS has led to the creation of institutions such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, cancer continues to claim even more lives worldwide, especially in developing countries where the local cancer control programs are paying little or no attention to radiation oncology. Radiation therapy provides an effective method of cancer therapy and is predicted to be required by more...
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Solar Powered Radiation Oncology Center

Solar powered Radiation Oncology Center. Power outages and interruptions are known to be a serious problem for most African countries and are attributed to several factors. We want to partner with well-known solar companies here in Germany to encourage hospitals, health care policy makers in the countries we are currently involved to exploit the solar technology. In August 2011, Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Centre was the first Radiation Oncology Center in Germany to be powered by solar technology. Another...
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Personnel Dosimetry Program

Establishment of a strong Personnel dosimetry program at Mbingo Hospital. There is currently no certified or reliable personnel dosimetry program in Cameroon. It is a systematic process for monitoring, recording, evaluating, and reporting the radiation doses received by occupationally exposed health care personnel. The goal of such a personnel monitoring program is to ensure compliance with established dose limits. With such a program, the hospital can also provide the services to other small clinics in the region, thereby guaranteeing...
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Mbingo Baptist Hospital

Mbingo Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care Project. In cooperation with other organizations, we are working to bring together international partners and the diaspora community committed to Cancer care to help Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH) in setting up a Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center. Included is the development of a CARE and training component with a telemedicine concept. MBH is a 310-bed-Clinic, which is located in the beautiful, mountainous Northwest Region of Cameroon.
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