The training which is conducted by Spanish oncologists is organized by King Faisal Hospital- Kigali, opened on Monday and will run through to December. It is administered online by specialists from the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), a specialized cancer institution based in Catalonia.
The local professionals being trained under the programme include medical specialists, doctors, public health professionals, nurses, health planners, health programme managers, researchers and educators.
They will be briefed on the impact of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection on other cancers and benign disease, HPV vaccines currently available and their effectiveness and safety, factors to be considered in the introduction of HPV vaccination, and the effective methods of primary prevention.
In an interview with The New Times yesterday, Andrea Malet, the corporate social responsibility manager at Oshen Health Care, said the training is meant to keep health professionals up-to-date with the advances in their profession.
“The objective of this course is to keep updated medical professionals involved in preventing and treating cervical cancer in the latest procedures,” she said.
A specific virtual classroom in cervical cancer prevention, run online by the Spanish oncologists, has been created for professionals involved in this area of healthcare where they will have free access to the e-Learning platform.
Through its e-Learning programme, “e-Oncologia,” the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) offers a consolidated teaching methodology of virtual training grouped into 5 programmes, 80 courses that have been translated into seven languages, with more 17,000 participants in all continents.
Its main goal is to create virtual spaces where specialists in training, practicing doctors and non-specialist professionals can learn about cancer.