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Eversheds advises on scholarship scheme to provide specialist cancer and neurological training to hundreds of East African doctors in the UK

Eversheds advises on scholarship scheme to provide specialist cancer and neurological training to hundreds of East African doctors in the UK

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    26-09-2016

    Eversheds advised East Africa Development Bank (EADB) on the arrangements with the British Council for EADB’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme to provide specialist training on cancer and neurological conditions to 600 East African physicians.

    The British Council will manage the partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (London) which will have the early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge as its focus and will combine regional training courses and specialist fellowships in the UK.

    The programme, which was launched in August 2016, comes at a time when the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to surge during the next two decades and when deaths from cancers have been on the increase in the East African region, with the main cause being associated with lack of treatment facilities and expertise for early detection and treatment. Eversheds also advised on the EADB Math, Science, Technology and Engineering University Scholarship Program which was launched in January.

    Howard Barrie, a partner from Eversheds advised the EADB and comments:

    “This is a great scheme to be involved with and has been applauded in the East African Community. While working on the details of the scheme, it was important for us not to lose sight of the need to ensure the details were clear and the balance of responsibilities between the EADB and the British Council appropriate. There are very few specialists in these fields in the region and the training the scheme will provide will undoubtedly save many lives.”

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