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How many Oncologists are practising in Africa presently?

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How many Oncologists are practising in Africa presently?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

not many

Dr. David :

up until 2007, there were close to zero oncologist in africa

Dr. David :

this is a good article

Dr. David :

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/01/us-cancer-africa-ghana-idUSBRE8400ET20120501

Dr. David :

in ghana, there are only 6 oncologist.

Dr. David :

many are in south africa.

JACUSTOMER-jsbv3ynd- :

Not very helpful answer! I guess you'll need to do more work to uncover the correct situation. Any hope of hearing again from you?

Dr. David :

I don't think there is a registry of all of the oncologist in Africa.

Dr. David :

why do you want to know how many oncologist are practicing in all of Africa?

Dr. David :

there are many oncologist in South Africa and in Egypt.

Dr. David :

and much fewer in the central Africa.

JACUSTOMER-jsbv3ynd- :

Not yet. This may possibly be a project to help plan for effective capacity building in cancer control for the Low and Middle Income Countries of this region with high cancer morbidity and mortality rates.

Dr. David :

without a registry, it is impossible to know how many oncologist are practicing in each of the countries in Africa.

Dr. David :

good luck to you in building capacity in cancer therapy in Afrida.

Dr. David :

Africa.

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