Bridging the Gap in Training and Clinical Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mansoor Saleh, Gurudatta Naik, Anne Mwirigi, Asim Jamal Shaikh, Saleem Sayani, Munir Ghesani, Sheemain Asaria, Aliyah R. Sohani, Shahin Sayed, Zahir Moloo, Karim I. Budhwani, Zohray Talib

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Purpose of Review: As medical knowledge and innovation reaches new heights, there is a growing gap in medical advancements between low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries (HICs). The former has lack of basic health care and preventive or diagnostic services for early cancer while the latter has access to novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Recent Findings: Key to overcoming this disparity is finding ways to bridge this divide across distances and continental divides through innovative technology and sharing of knowledge by committed individuals and through public private partnerships. Many initiatives that include onsite and online training programs for regional healthcare providers have shown that the gap in medical training between HICs and LMICs can be narrowed. Summary: The following article shines a light on this disparity and provides exemplary case studies of ways in which this gap between LMICs and HICs can be bridged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-169
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Breast Cancer Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2019


  • Cancer
  • Low and middle income countries
  • Medical training
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Tele-radiology


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