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Akbaraly Foundation and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research siGN a partnership agreement

Akbaraly Foundation and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Madagascar have jointly signed a partnership agreement on last Friday, March 2, 2012. The agreement will enable the opening of specialties and the creation of degrees in the field of oncology in the universities of the three target regions of the 4AWOMAN project for medical and paramedical students, in order to increase the number of specialists in oncology sectors in Madagascar (clinical and surgical oncology, radiology, pathology, …. ).

A specialization in management of pain care will be provided with this program.

It will also enable Malagasy universities to get involved and participate in the research programs on gynaecological and breast cancer that Akbaraly Foundation is currently developing in collaboration with foreign research institutions such as the Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (Milan, Italy - http://www.ieo.it) and the Buck Institute (San Francisco, USA - http://www.buckinstitute.org).

The partnership agreement also highlights the traditional medicine and promote the research and use of medicinal plants. Madagascar is home to as many as 12,000 plant species -- 70-80% of which are endemic -- many of which can be used in traditional medicine. The Partnership Agreement plans the implementation of a Research department dedicated to the research on the potential therapeutic virtues of these plants.

Akbaraly Foundation plans to achieve it in cooperation with one Center of Excellence in India for Research and Treatment through Traditional “Ayurveda” Medicine.

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