OSL awards first International Scholarship

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) has created an international scholarship and awarded it to Japhet Karani Mbaya, a radiographer at Cancer Care Kenya (CCK), based at the M.P. Shah Hospital, Nairobi. The centre is the first in East and Central Africa offering linear accelerator based radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer. The scholarship will allow Japhet to visit some of the UK’s leading radiotherapy departments and gain expertise to take back to Nairobi.

The scholarship was awarded after OSL staff completed the first installation of ProSoma virtual simulation software installation in Africa at CCK.

Julie Mead, OSL’s clinical director said: “The work that the team is undertaking provides a much needed service for the people of Kenya and they have a desire to continue to improve the treatment they provide. Hopefully the scholarship will go some way to helping the centre achieve one of its goals in training local Kenyans to become fully trained radiotherapy professionals and the managers and trainers of the future.”

CCK’s head of radiotherapy, Alison Welton, is a British radiographer who previously worked at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. She said: “The announcement of the OSL International Scholarship was a fantastic surprise. Japhet is now busy organising his passport and is very excited to have the opportunity to learn more from some of the UK’s leading radiotherapy departments.”

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