The African continent is one of the regions that have a very high disease burden due to hepatocellular carcinoma. ILCA has recognised this clinical and scientific need and feels a need for setting up a yearly mentorship programme supporting scientific activities related to liver cancer in Africa, initially in Rwanda or Ethiopia.

At the beginning of this year ILCA launched the first edition of the ILCA East African Mentorship Programme, a unique initiative which will bring the ILCA expertise and excellence to a selected institution in Rwanda or Ethiopia.

The ILCA East African Mentorship Programme provides a selected centre active in liver cancer an exclusive opportunity to receive support for their scientific activities through funding and scientific guidance.

This Programme supports the successful institution in 2016 through:

  • A grant of up to €15.000 to support liver cancer related activities
  • A mentoring of 12 month by an ILCA expert including face-to-face and virtual meetings

ILCA has received a number of applications from eminent institutions located in Rwanda and Ethiopia. An independent pool of high-level reviewers has been lined up to review applications and identify the recipient of the African Mentorship.

We are very pleased to announce the awardees of this first edition

  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences CMHS in Rwanda for the research programme Are Microcystins Partially Responsible for Liver Cancer in Rwanda
  • St.Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College /SPHMMC in Ethiopia for the research programme Assessment of the prevalence, clinical profiles, course of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College

The winning organisations will receive a grant of €14,000 each and will be mentored for 12 months by an ILCA expert to support liver cancer research activities

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ILCA Office info@ilca-online.org at any time.

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The East African mentorship is supported by Bayer HealthCare