One of the goals of the Akbaraly Foundation is to improve the knowledge and skills of the Malagasy medical community in the areas in which the Foundation works.
To achieve this objective, in the last three years, the Akbaraly Foundation has supported many training courses, both in Madagascar, and abroad.
Training the trainers:
A strategy to build up Madagascar’s medical capacity to fight against gynecological cancers
The Akbaraly Foundation training program was designed to increase the knowledge of Malagasy physicians and medical staff regarding breast and cervical cancer. These Malagasy health professionals are being trained abroad thanks to the support of the Foundation’s international partners. Once back in Madagascar, the international trainees are working on raising awareness and training other professionals.
Thanks to our partners, we have been able to provide training for more than 70 professionals in three main areas:
This includes training on the use of technical apparatuses, conducting specific preparation tasks, methodology for sampling, testing and recording, and health and safety checks.
For general doctors, the training was focused on managing cervical and breast cancer, in order to improve the knowledge of the disease, of its detection and of the necessary follow-up.
During this training program many specialists were also trained on cancer treatment and on oncologic surgery.
• 7 isto-technicians
• 3 bio-technicians
• 7 cyto-technicians
• 5 cyto-pathologists
• 20 general surgeons
• 21 general physicians (colposcopies)
• 2 doctors in palliative care
• 1 doctor in mammary ultrasound and mammography
• 2 doctors specialized in echography
• 5 doctors specialized sent abroad for a long-term training.