Collaborators

Listed below is our highly experienced team of local Collaborators who will help us navigate the delivery of this complex programme.

South Africa

Dr Zainab Mohamed, Head of the Clinical Unit, Radiation Oncology, University of Cape Town/Groote Schuur Hospital
Dr Francois Malherbe, University of Cape Town/ Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), SA- breast surgeon, Clinical Lead GSH Breast Unit, provide surgical oncology expertise
Dr Nomonde Mbatini, University of Cape Town/ Groote Schuur Hospital, Head of Gynae Oncology Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital
Dr Claire Warden, University of Cape Town/ Groote Schuur Hospital, Senior  colorectal surgeon, tertiary health care; provide surgical oncology expertise
Dr Heather Bougard, Head Department of Surgery New Somerset Hospital, Western Cape
Prof Nicki Tiffin,  University of Cape town and Western Cape Government Department of Health. Epidemiologist/data analyst  at the Provincial Health Data Centre. Expertise in integrating clinical informatics and medical records into a health information exchange
Dr Nwabisa Giyose, gynae-oncologist, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital. Member of the SAMRC Gynaecology Cancer Research Centre
Dr Vivien Essel, Public health physician.  Researcher at Health system Enablement and Innovation. Leading the Redesign cancer research project in Eastern Cape Province
Dr Sikhumbuso Mabunda, Public health physician, Walter Sisulu University. Eastern Cape Province. Member of the SAMRC Gynaecology Cancer Research Centre
Assoc.Prof Adeleke Olukayode, Department of Family Medicine, Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape Province
Dr Kakia Anne Faith Namugenyi, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape Province
Sr Fikile Mbuzi, oncology nurse, St Elizabeth’s Hospital, Eastern Cape Province
Prof Steve Molaoa, Head Department of Surgery, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Eastern Cape Province

Zimbabwe

Anna Nyakabau, Public Sector Radiation Oncologist and Director Cancer of Cancerserve NGO– to provide expertise in cancer diagnosis, management and follow-up. She also has expertise in NGO involvement in cancer care of patients at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals
Lucia Gondongwe, Deputy Director – Reproductive Health, policymaker Ministry of Health and Child Care
Oscar Tapera, Public Health Specialist, to provide expertise in health policy and social determinants of health, Sadtap Health Research Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
Eric Chokunonga, Registrar of the Cancer Registry of Zimbabwe, to provide expertise in data collection and management
Leolin Katsidzira, medical gastroenterologist, University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Onesai Blessing Chihaka, surgical gastroenterologist, University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Other Southern African countries

Peter Vuylsteke, Senior lecturer, Internal Medicine and Oncology, University of Botswana
Carla Chibwesha, Gynaecologist, Director, University of North Carolina (UNC)-Wits-Right to Care Partnership for Women’s Cancer Prevention, Johannesburg, South Africa and Associate Professor Division of Global Women’s Health, UNC)