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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-5

Cancer nurses in Africa finding their footing

East Africa Regional Manager, Cancer Programs, Oncology Department, The Aga Khan University Hospital; Chairman, Network of Cancer Organizations, Nairobi, Kenya

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David Makumi
East Africa Regional Manager, Cancer Programs, Oncology Department, The Aga Khan University Hospital, 2Chairman, Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations, Nairobi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.199082

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David Makumi is an award-winning cancer control leader. The US Oncology Nursing Society. (ONS) awarded him the prestigious Distinguished Award for contribution to cancer care in 2011. The following year, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care presented him with the Past President Award for his work in designing low-cost models of increasing access to breast cancer screening. David is the East Africa Regional Cancer Programs Manager for the Aga Khan University Hospital. He has been involved in cancer advocacy on policy and legislation for over 10 years. David is currently the Chair of the Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations, thus he represents civil society on the Board of the National Cancer Institute of Kenya. At the international level, David sits on the International Advisory Panel of the ONS. David, a registered nurse, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care from Dundee University and a Higher Education Diploma in the same from Oxford Brookes University. He has been involved in several initiatives aimed at networking cancer care nurses in Africa to share knowledge, experience, and expertise.

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