Martin AN, Kaneza KM, Kulkarni A, Mugenzi P, Ghebre R, Ntirushwa D, Ilbawi AM, Pace LE, Costas-Chavarri A. Cancer Control at the District Hospital Level in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Educational and Resource Needs Assessment of General Practitioners. Journal of global oncology. 2019 Jan;5(5). 1-8. PMID: 30668270 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6426480
The WHO framework for early cancer diagnosis highlights the need to improve health care capacity among primary care providers. In Rwanda, general practitioners (GPs) at district hospitals (DHs) play key roles in diagnosing, initiating management, and referring suspected patients with cancer. We sought to ascertain educational and resource needs of GPs to provide a blueprint that can inform future early cancer diagnosis capacity-building efforts.