Entries by Hermann Bussmann

Nov 21-22, 2019. 7th WAKA symposium

On the 7th WAKA symposium at Antwerp university three PhD candidates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and Kenya successfully defended their thesis.  Dr Omenge Orang’o from Moi university, Eldoret, Kenya, a founding member of ETiCCS, defended his thesis ‘Novel technologies in cervicasl cancer screeing and treatment. Going beyond VIA and crotherapy in […]

Oct 28,2019. Geneva health forum workshop at World Health summit

During the World Health Summit, Oct 27-29, 2019 in Berlin the Geneva Health Forum and the Charité Hospital, Berlin, launched an initiative  to develop large-scale training for health care provider and program managers in low- and middle-income countries to establish sustainable and effective cervical cancer screening which is reaching all women in need. The first […]

Sept 1-3, 2019. Workshop on cancer: Research Cooperation between UNAM, MoHSS and DKFZ

Between Sept 1-3, 2019 a delegation from German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), headed by Prof M. Baumann attended Namibia’s 1st international workshop on cancer where German and Namibian high-level participants presented their respective interests and activities in promoting cancer research in Namibia. In break-away sessions opportunities for collaboration in diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy, telemedicine and cervical […]

May 19, 2019. 4th Geneva Round Table ‘Cervical Cancer: An NCD We Can Overcome’

Policy makers and implementers met at the RT meeting in Geneva to move forward the efforts to globally eliminate cervical cancer. Dr Princess Nono Simelela, Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health at WHO, Professor Brendon Murphy, National Cervical Screening Program, Australia, and  Dr Sharon Kapambwe, Ministry of Health, Zambia, gave key note addresses […]

Apr 1-5, 2019 Mentoring visit at OBGYN department, University of Gondar.

Dr A. Denecke from Women’s Hospital, Wolfsburg, spent one week in Gondar to provide hands-on training for the gynecologists in sub-specialty oncology training. Besides sharing of experiences and honing screening skills the visit also served to maintain and upgrade colposcopic equipment. So, the light system of the existing colposcope was replaced, a camera system allowing […]

IPVC Sydney Oct 2-6, 2018

The ETiCCS team presented their recent work in Ethiopia in several oral presentations and poster abstracts at the International Papillomavirus Conference at Sydney. Prof Tamrat Abebe Zeleke and Brhanu Teka from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology, Addis University, who perfomed HPV testing for our studies, also attended the conference.   IPVC8-0684: GENITAL SELF-SAMPLING […]