Navigation Links
HVO Launches Hematology Program in Uganda in Partnership with ASH
Date:3/28/2008

WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) are pleased to announce the establishment of the first HVO hematology training program, at Mulago Hospital located in Kampala, Uganda. Mulago Hospital is a 1500-bed facility that serves as Uganda's national referral, teaching, and research hospital and is affiliated with Makerere University. The overall goal of this program is to improve the hematology training of clinicians, laboratory technicians, technologists, and students.

ASH member Melody Cunningham, MD, will serve as the program director for this site. "Hematology is not a well-developed discipline throughout the country," stated Dr. Cunningham. "The staff seeking further training in hematology are young, fresh, and genuinely want to advance their programs, both for improved clinical care and academic accomplishment, but also to create a sustainable program that can be passed down."

HVO will send up to four volunteers a year to fulfill two- to four-week assignments. Volunteers should be ASH members who are board certified/eligible in hematology or hematology/oncology and pediatric or adult hematologists in clinical practice or laboratory research.

Volunteers will provide didactic and hands-on training in both the clinical and laboratory aspects of hematology to undergraduate medical and laboratory students, postgraduates, fellows, and staff. Volunteers will also assist in evaluating postgraduate fellow projects and aid in improving communication between the lab staff and clinicians.

The American Society of Hematology (http://www.hematology.org) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the treatment of blood disorders. Since its initial meeting in 1958, ASH has been dedicated to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. ASH has more than 15,000 members, including more than 3,500 international members from across the globe.

A private, nonprofit membership organization, Health Volunteers Overseas was founded in 1986 to improve global health through education. HVO designs and implements clinical education programs in child health, primary care, trauma and rehabilitation, essential surgical care, oral health, hematology, infectious disease, nursing education, burn management, and wound care. In more than 25 resource-poor nations, volunteers train, mentor, and provide critical professional support to health care providers who care for the neediest populations in the most difficult of circumstances. HVO's hematology training programs are sponsored by the American Society of Hematology. To learn more about volunteering with HVO, visit the Web site (http://www.hvousa.org) or contact the HVO Program Department at (202) 296-0928.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society of Hematology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Baxa Corporation Launches Call for Research Papers
2. Lifeway Foods Launches Starfruit, New Kefir Boutique Cafe Selling Frozen Kefir & Kefir Smoothies
3. Fit & Fresh(TM) Launches Filtered Water Bottle
4. Cellectricon Launches Worlds First System for High Throughput RNAi Screening
5. Indoor Tanning Association Launches Campaign Attacking Melanoma Hype
6. Taste of Home Magazine Launches Healthy Cooking
7. Safety Net Hospital Alliance Launches www.safetynetsflorida.org
8. APIC Launches First National C. Difficile Prevalence Study
9. NHS Choices Launches New Fitness Section
10. APIC launches first national C. difficile prevalence study
11. Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Ciprofloxacin Injection, USP, 5% Dextrose Premix Bag
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts ... applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention ... health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the ... in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ) ... medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s dealers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., ... developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was ... Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief ... shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: