The Uganda Cancer Institute hosts three Oncology Fellowship programmes in collaboration with several partners. The fellowship programmes are currently supported with funding from the Government of Uganda and the African Development Bank.
The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (PHO) Fellowship Programme
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (PHO), which is directed by Dr. Joseph Lubega, a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, was started in 2016 with an initial intake of four fellows. The programme is a partnership between several institutions; the Uganda Cancer Institute, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hospital and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uganda. The programme aims to produce pediatric hematology-oncology specialists to not only serve Uganda, but other parts of Africa. The second intake of the programme commences in August 2017.
The Gynecological Oncology Fellowship Programme
The Gynecological Oncology Fellowship Programme commences in August 2017 with an initial intake of two fellows. The programme is a partnership between Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago Hospital, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and several international partners. The programme seeks to train specialists to manage the large burden of gynecological cancers in Uganda and the rest of Sub Saharan Africa.
The Medical Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Programme
The medical Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Programme is expected to launch in August 2017 with an initial intake of four fellows. The programme will be conducted in partnership with the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The programme will train specialist physicians to manage the large burden of medical hematology and oncology disorders in Uganda.