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Empower Local
Medical Workers 

Knowledge transfer is accomplished through a process of intense bedside and surgical mentoring, rendered by a tight knit team of seasoned and highly skilled U.S. and Zambian gynecologic and breast oncologists and Zambian cervical cancer prevention nurse-specialists. Low-cost medical and telecommunications technologies are engaged to enhance the educational process.

Clinical Education

Ward rounds at universities and other teaching facilities is a routine service offered by Friends of Africa experts.

South to South Training

Through south-south collaborations facilitated by the Friends of Africa, cancer prevention nurse-specialists from Zambia train healthcare workers from other African nations to detect and treat cervical cancer precursors using low costs approaches and appropriate technology.

Intraoperative Mentoring: 
Cervical Cancer and Breast Cancer

Through intensive bedside demonstrations by our team of gynecologic and breast surgical oncologists, the skills of African gynecologists and general surgeons are enhanced. This novel form of competency-based surgical training was developed in Zambia and is specifically designed to rapidly build surgical proficiency in resource-constrained settings, based on the principles of deliberate practice, intense replication, and mental narration of a limited repertoire of surgical procedures.

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