The Sudanese Oncology doctors in Ireland have come together to form an association to try and establish relations with their colleagues in Sudan, with the aim of creating partnerships to improve oncological training and cancer care.
Dr.Nemer Osman, Consultant Medical Oncologist currently working at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, is the elected President of this organization, and will supervise and oversee its initiatives.
Sudan is currently experiencing a burgeoning cancer epidemic, which carries many challenges that are characteristic of developing countries, not least the difficulty of low resources. Dr.Osman said: “to address this problem, Sudan has to initiate a National Cancer Control Program, with focus on prevention, early detection, improved treatment and palliative care”.
He explained that this newly formed organization is open to all Sudanese doctors working in Medical and Radiation Oncology in Ireland. He added: “We hope that aiding in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive cancer network will improve treatments and lives of cancer patients in Sudan”.