She had her MBChB from University of Ghana and MPH from University of Lagos and her postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, and the Birmingham Maternity Hospital/ Birmingham and Midlands Hospital for Women, UK.
She was appointed Lecturer I in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in University of Lagos in 1994 and has been active in teaching, research and service delivery since then. She has many publications on cervical cancer prevention, her area of interest, in peer reviewed journals and chapters in textbooks. She has supervised to date about 24 dissertations for fellowship examinations of the Nigeria Postgraduate Medical College and West African College of Surgeons. She is an examiner for these two colleges.
She is the Vice-President of East Africa of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), a member of the education and training committee for AORTIC and the Chairperson for the Kenya Society of Hematology and Oncology (KESHO) and on the board of directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). She is also the co-founder of the Pan African Women’s Association of Surgeons (PAWAS -www.africanwomensurgeons.org) and is part of the Kenya Association of Women Surgeons.
She is the Co-chair of the National Cancer Taskforce in Kenya, Chair of the Commonwealth Taskforce for the elimination of Cervical Cancer and a commissioner with three Lancet commissions of Women and cancer, Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa and Breast Cancer. She heads the African cancer survivorship working group that is dedicated to developing continental research that reflects patient reported outcomes and quality of life and has developed and helped implement both local and regional cancer policy. As a systems researcher, her focus is on bridging access gaps e.g. through education of healthcare workers on CBE, training cancer advocates (Kenya, South Africa) and in addressing diagnostic gaps by improving pre-analytical handling of cancer specimens
Her drive to connect and build continental communities of practice has led to the successful development and running of recurrent international multidisciplinary cancer symposiums that bring together AORTIC and other key players and to surgical oncology and pathology preceptorships. Her recent efforts have resulted in research mentorship program for African female surgeons interested in oncology research.
Dr Bello earned his medical degree from the Medical University of Varna in Bulgaria. He completed his training at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in the faculty of Radiology, focusing in radiotherapy and Clinical Oncology. He is board certified in Clinical Oncology and Radiation oncology.
Dr Bello has special interest in Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancers, and AIDS-related malignancies. He has special expertise in chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies. He also specializes in radiotherapy using the most advanced treatment planning systems, such as Monaco and Eclipse for conformal radiotherapy such as IMRT, IGRT and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and many more.
Additionally, Dr Bello is an experienced administrator. In his past roles, Dr Bello utilizes keen analysis and a team-based approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best clinical practices. He has been an AORTIC member since 2008. He is a member of the African Cancer Coalition and has contributed to the development of the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa for Prostate, Colon, Rectal, Anal Cancers as well as many other cancers.
Completed medical training in Ghana, 1990. Awarded an IAEA international fellowship in radiation oncology at the Howard University Hospital Washington DC USA, completing 1999. Awarded a UICC/ACS fellowship for further medical oncology training at the University of Chicago Hospitals completing in 2003.
Special interest is developing cost effective and sustainable cancer management options in lower income settings. Was the immediate past Faculty Chair of Radiotherapy and oncology/ Radiology faculty of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2012- 2017 and currently Secretary Treasurer for the African Organization for Research and Training in cancer, WHO expert on cancer for my country.
Past and current committee appointments include regional representative for European Society of Medical Oncology, International affairs and other committees of ASCO, several WHO committees, UICC fellowship committee.
I am currently mentoring many young African cancer specialist including Nurses.
Authored and coauthored thirty five peer reviewed articles, contributed to 5 technical documents and ten book chapters, and over twenty five conference presentations/ speaking assignments at national and international cancer conference
Dean for the National Cancer Institute, University of Gezira.
full professor of clinical oncology, university of Gezira
X- Director General for Khartoum oncology hospital (RICK).
General Director of Sudan national oncology center, Federal ministry of Health.
president of Sudanese medical specialization board for oncology.
Supervisor for postgraduate studies, faculty of medicine (MD in general surgery), faculty of medical laboratory (MSc), faculty of applied medical sciences (MSc).
External examiner for Sudanese medical specialization board.2012-2018.
Reviewer for JCO global oncology. Saudi Medical Journal, Cancer Therapy Journal, Gezira Journal of Health Sciences and E – cancer.
Publish a lot of paper in peer-review journal.
For the past five years she has served as a supervisor for the largest cancer prevention program in Cameroon where we carry out cervical cancer prevention services and early detection of breast cancers in both facility and outreach programs to the rural communities and the hard to reach areas. Through this strategy the program has screened over 120,000 women for breast and cervical cancer screening.
Her research interests are in Public Health research and advocacy and have been a co-author in eight peer review journal articles.
Awards in recognition of her work nationally and globally:
• Doctor of Law Honoris Causa-University of Dundee (2018)
• International Humanitarian Award-Women4Africa (2018)
• Social Impact Award for the Sub-Saharan Africa region-British Council (2018)
• Honorary Doctor of the University by Oxford Brookes University (2012)
• Individual Advocacy Award by the African Palliative Care Association and Open Society Foundations (2013
• African Palliative Care Award –(In recognition for being on the interim board and later serving on the board)
He co-founded the African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO) in 2013. The group runs a clinical database and biobank for colorectal and breast cancer. He is a member of the Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery. He is also a Co-PI on multiple prospective studies on colorectal and breast cancer in Nigeria, including a UG3/UH3 NIH grant (awarded in 2017) and R01 as well as Cancer Prevent grant awarded in 2020. His team got the Oak Foundation award in 2021. He has trained over 30 General Surgeons many interested in Surgical Oncology and have taken faculty positions in Nigeria. He has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 5 chapters.
Regionally, she has contributed to several International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) African Radiotherapy Projects as Project Scientific Consultant 2008 to 2019 and has served as President of the African Radiation Oncology Group. She is member of the African Cancer Coalition. She has served in several roles in AORTIC and is currently a member of the Education and Training Committee.
As a renowned researcher, Dr Ndlovu has been mentor to many young cancer researchers and contributed to developing institutional research capacity. She chairs the Non-communicable Diseases Research Group in her institution and is the International Vice Chair for the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) Solid Tumor Working Group, USA.
Nationally, she is a strong cancer advocate and has chaired the development of the National Cancer Prevention and Control Strategy and the Technical Working Group for the revision of Oncology in Zimbabwe National Cancer Treatment Guidelines. She is the Vice Chairperson of the Executive Committee for the National Cancer Registry Advisory Committee. She is well published in international peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Kingham is co-PI on multiple prospective studies in Nigeria, co-founded the African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO), and is President of surgeons OverSeaS (SOS). He is PI of a UG3/UH3 and R01 NIH grants focused on colorectal cancer in Nigeria. He co-founder of a one year long cancer research training course in Nigeria. He has mentored over 30 physicians from sub-Saharan Africa focused on cancer research and training. He is member of the AORTIC Research Committee. He has over 220 publications in peer-reviewed journals and authored 18 chapters.
Cancer is a global health problem that requires total nursing care. Her studies assessed the needs of cancer clients, especially women living with breast cancer, in urban and suburban regions of Nigeria. Clients were filled with psychosocial concerns that affected their acceptance, adjustment and coping with the diseases and generated psychic distress. Gaps were identified on the amount and quality of information given by health workers, which translated into more emphasis on incorporating psychosocial site specific skills into the main stream of care. With the increase in the incidence of prostate cancer globally, especially among men of black descent, papers, she has investigated their knowledge and attitude towards the ailment and its management. The studies revealed poor knowledge, attitude and low perception of self-vulnerability, which calls for more attention, awareness from stake holders. The importance of early screening measures on reduction of female gynaecological conditions cannot be overemphasized. The climax of her work in psycho-oncology, was demonstrated as she engaged in initiating and developing a psycho-oncology unit attached to the famous cancer hospital.
She has mentored undergraduate and post graduate students in research activities related to Psycho-oncology and women’s health.
Graduated in Medicine from the University of HAVANA
Boa Vista Health Delegate and general Pratitioner.
Specialized in clinical Oncology
Oncology Service Director at the Dr Agostinho Neto University Hospital.
Member of the Board of Directors at Dr Agostinho Neto University Hospital.
Vice President of the Supervisory Board of the Medical Association of Cape Verde.
Member of the education and training committee of Aortic 2020 -2021.
Oncology commission coordinating chair at the Dr Agostinho Neto University Hospital.