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Dr Manel Haj Mansour
Manel Mansour is a Consultant Physician and board certified Medical Oncologist currently working at the Aga Khan University Hospital. She was formerly a consultant medical oncologist at Texas Cancer Centre, Nairobi and also worked as a consultant medical oncologist and a lecturer at Abderrahmen University Hospital, Tunisia.
Dr. Mansour graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis in 2012 and completed medical oncology residency in 2017.
- A certificate of completion of Oncologic Science Course on line in Breast Cancer Treatments from The Africa Breast University.
- A certificate of medical oncology training on XXXIIth course antitumor chemotherapy and cancer medical treatment at Gustave Roussy Institute Paris, France.
- A post graduate certificate in Prevention and Palliative Care in Oncology, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse.
- A post graduate certificate in Thoracic Oncology, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis.
- A post graduate certificate in Breast Disease, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis.
She is a member of ESMO, ASCO, STOM (Tunisian Society of Medical Oncology) and KESHO. Her areas of interest include breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, gynecological and genitourinary cancers.
Dr Abdi Hakin Mohamed
MD, M.Med, FCS (ECSA)
Abdi Hakin Mohamed is a Surgical Oncologist and Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon based in Mombasa.
He did his Surgical Residency at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi and Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the prestigious Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, USA where he was the first ever Clinical Fellow from the African continent. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, he worked with world-renowned colorectal surgeons and was involved in research projects in the institution as well as operating on patients using the most highly advanced surgical equipment, including Robotic Colorectal Surgery for colon and rectal cancer. Dr Abdi has been part of local colorectal cancer trials with his mentor the late Prof Saidi Hassan, and has published the most widely quoted colorectal cancer study in East Africa.
Dr Abdi works both in the private sector and public sector. He is the Chair of Surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa, and is currently involved in treating cancer patients who need surgery in Mombasa. He is the coordinator of the fellowship division of the COSECSA (College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa) surgical training program at Coast General Teaching and Research Hospital which is the largest COSECSA program in East Africa.
Moderator: Dr Irene Weru
Irene Weru has worked at Kenyatta National Hospital since 2003 and is current Head of Pharmaceutical Products. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy with sub-specialization in oncology pharmacy from the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Weru is a member of various National and international technical working groups including Demand Forecasting and Quantification TWG of the Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines, ChemoSafe Regional TWG, Pharmacy Advisory Council -Global HOPE Pediatric Hematology /Oncology Centers of Excellence and NCI-Kenya Quality Management Expert Working Group.
Dr. Weru is a member of several professional associations including HOPAK, PSK, KESHO and ISOPP. She is the current Secretary to the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP).
Besides oncology, Dr. Weru has interest in medicines management and use especially medicine formulary management. She is also an honorary lecturer at University of Nairobi, School of Pharmacy and provides research and clinical practice supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students.