Guest Lecturer: Daniel Hailu, MD 

 Pediatric Oncology in a LMIC Setting – the Challenges

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019,  4:00PM

Pagano Conference Room, Ground Floor of the Lineberger Cancer Center

Dr. Hailu is the first certified Peds Hem/Onc trained physician in Ethiopia. He completed his PHO fellowship in Ethiopia at Addis Ababa University in 2015, supported by an NGO called the Aslan Project (https://aslanproject.org/).  He will discuss the challenges of completing fellowship in an LMIC and developing the first PHO program in Ethiopia. He and the team there are building from the ground up, of course fighting for much that we take for granted – chemotherapy availability, lab availability, diagnostic test availability, transfusion services, social support, counseling, nursing training, resident training, cultural stigma, imaging support, surgical support, radiation therapy, running water on the inpatient unit, etc.