Nurse Education in Oncology

  • Tanzania

Dr. Metz helped establish a nurse education program in oncology in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in his role as Executive Director of OncoLink, the award winning online resource from the Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, established in 1994.  As part of this project, they have installed computers, built a library and established web and DVD-based courses to build a cadre of skilled nurses. To date, over 60 nurses have been trained in general oncology principles with new training now being conducted in radiation oncology.  The initiative will now also assist with QA equipment and implementing quality procedures. Efforts are also underway to develop a Physics Masters training program with University of Muhimbili in Dar es Salaam.