ACLI

AORTIC African Cancer Leaders Institute (ACLI)

Background

The ACLI was conceived as a “meeting within a meeting” in collaboration with the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). In the past, ACLI participants have discussed cancer needs in Africa, core competencies in leadership, translating research into policy, national cancer plans, and interactions with partner organizations. ACLI participants have attended AORTIC scientific sessions, participated in meeting sessions designed specifically for the ACLI, as well as meeting with mentors individually. The long-term goal is to provide an intellectually stimulating platform for Emerging Global Cancer Research leaders from Africa and the US to receive mentorship and build a network to support innovative cancer research in Africa. The ACLI will form the basis of an African network for emerging leaders in cancer research in Africa, which itself will have annual goals and objectives set by a Steering Committee.

Overall Goal: The overall objective is to develop the next generation of leaders in cancer research and practice in Africa who can serve in leadership role within AORTIC.

ACLI AWARDEES 2024 – 2025

Last Name First Name Country
Abid Hamid Omar Kenya
Bojang Kebba S Gambia
Diallo Adja Coumba Senegal
DIOP Jean Pascal Demba Senegal
Donkor Andrew Ghana
El Baeri Khalid Morocco
Esson Mapoko Berthe Sabine Cameroon
Eulade Rugengamanzi Rwanda
Geriga Fadhil Uganda
Florence Manjuh Cameroon
Gebrekirstos Gebrekirstos Hagos Somiland
Jacinto Irina Angola
Katasi Victoria M Uganda
Makondi Precious Takondwa Malawi
Malango Atuganile Tanzania
Mazhindu Tinashe Adrian Zimbabwe
Nakaganda Annet Uganda
Ouedraogo Samiratou Burkina Faso
Takundwa Mutsa South Africa
Togbenon Nukunté David lionel Benin Republic
Abiodun Adekunle Nigera

ACLI AWARDEES COHORTS 1 – 4

AORTIC ACLI AWARDEES COHORT 1: 2013 – 2014
Last Name First Name Institution Country
Adejumo Prisca Olabisi University of Ibadan Nigeria
Alatise Olusegun Isaac Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
Awolude Olutusin College of Med, Univ of Ibadan Nigeria
Ayettey Anie Hanna Naa Gogwe Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Ghana
Babb Chantal NHLS South Africa
Davids Lester University of Cape Town South Africa
Eyesan Uwale Bowen University College of Health Sciences Nigeria
Msadabwe-Chikuni Susan Citonge Cancer Diseases Hospital, MOH Zambia
Mwachiro Michael Mwatsuma Tenwek Hospital Kenya
Nnodu Obiageli Eunice Jos Univ Teaching Hosp  & Lagos Univ Teaching Hosp Nigeria
Orang’o Elkanah Moi University Kenya
Sahani Mateus Kambale Agir and Hope Med Cntr Congo
AORTIC ACLI AWARDEES COHORT 2: 2015 – 2016
Last Name First Name Institution Country
Asuzu Chioma University of Ibadan Nigeria
Cekwane Kabelo M Ministry of Healh Lesotho
Cyprien Shyirambere Partners in Health Rwanda
Ekanem Uwemedimbuk Smart University of Uyo Teaching Hospital Nigeria
Joseph Agboeze Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Nigeria
Mwale Maurice Cancer Diseases Hospital Zambia
Ntizimira Ruchaho Christian Kibagabaga Hospital Rwanda
AORTIC ACLI AWARDEES COHORT 3: 2017 – 2018
Last Name First Name Institution Country
Adeloye Davies Covenant University Nigeria
Aisuodioneo-Shadrach Oseremen University of Abuja Nigeria
Baine Fiona University of Witwatersrand South Africa
Biade Abdulkareem F Univ of Lagos Nigeria
Brown Biobele College of Med, Univ. of Ibadan Nigeria
Chinula Lameck UNC Project, Tidziwe Center Kamuzu Central Hosp Malawi
Fokom Domgue Joel National Cancer Control Program, Univ. Hosp. Yaounde Cameroon
Gafer Nahla Khartoum Oncology Hospital Sudan
Ibraheem Abiola Univ of Chicago USA
Kaba Mamadou University of Cape Town South Africa
Manirakiza Achille Rwandan Ministry of Health Rwanda
Mwamba Peter M University of Nairobi Kenya
Nwachukwu Chika Stanford University Usa
Nwamaka Lasebikan University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Nigeria
Ohaeri Beatrice University of Ibadan Nigeria
Onyeka Tonia Chinyela Multidisciplinary Onc. Center Nigeria
Rubagumya Fidel Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania
Sengayi- Muchengeti Mazvita National Cancer Registry South Africa
Tapela Neo Millicent Ministry of Health and Wellness, Botswana Botswana
Wijden Mahfoudh Laboratory of Molecular Immuno-Oncology Tunisia
AORTIC ACLI AWARDEES COHORT 4: 2019 – 2020
Last Name First Name Institution Country
Adedokun Babatunde University of Chicago USA
Ajeani Judith Mulago Specialised Women’s Neonatal Hospital Uganda
Aniagwu Toyin University of Ibadan Nigeria
Aryeetey Naa Adorkar Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Ghana
Chibuike Chigbu University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Nigeria
Fatiregun Omolara Lagos State University Nigeria
Hamdi Yosr Institut Pasteur de Tunis Tunisia
Hefnawy Ahmed Y Women Health Hospital, Assuit University Egypt
Joseph Adedayo Lagos University Teaching Hospital Nigeria
Kayamba Violet University of Zambia Zambia
Lombe Dorothy Cancer Diseases Hospital Zambia
Makau-Barasa Louise West Chester University & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute USA
Minas Tsion National Cancer Institute USA
Murenzi Gad Rwanda Military Hospital Rwanda
Mushi Beatrice Muhimbili University Of Health And Allied Sciences Tanzania
Mushonga Melinda Parirenyatwa Radiotherapy Centre Zimbabwe
Muya Charles Maina Kenya Cancer  Network Kenya
Nyagabona Sarah Kituka MUHAS-ORCI-UCSF Tanzania
Oluwole Olabode P University  of Abuja/CaPTC Nigeria
Ralefala Tlotlo Princess Marina Hospital Botswana
Theyra-Enias Hadiza Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Nigeria