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 cancer screening were discussed. Interested participants also had the opportunity for a career talk with head of the DKFZ post-Doc program.
The workshop also witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Namibia (UNAM), the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and the DKFZ. The German delegation also visited the Katutura Hospital, the Windhoek Central Hospital and the Namibian Oncology Centre (NOC), a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility in Windhoek.