Visits by Dr Max Parkin
On 27–29th January Dr Parkin visited the Namibia National Cancer Registry (NNCR) to advise on cancer registration methodology and to discuss potential collaborations between the Network and the Registry. A Report has been prepared and shared with related professionals. The registry has accepted an invitation to become the 26 member of the Network.
On 19-21st February Dr Parkin, Prof Henry Wabinga (Director of Kampala Cancer Registry) and Sarah Nambooze visited the Gulu Hospital in Uganda following discussions with Dr Martin Ogwang and Dr Ian Magrath (INCTR) to review the requirements for a population based registry serving the population of Gulu. A Report has been prepared and shared with personnel who concerned. Actions have been seen locally. A two-way training, between Gulu and Kampala cancer registries, has been arranged for Francis Okongo (registrar).
On 2–3rd April, Dr Parkin visited Dr Freddie Bray (IARC), Lyon, France, to discuss the programme and plans for the African Hub under the scheme of GICR.