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Sanofi Espoir trains health professionals in Africa

April 10, 2017

A graduation ceremony was held upon the 12th Continental Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), in Morocco, from April 5-8, for the 18 students of the second class from the Inter-University Degree of Pediatric Oncology (DIUOP).

This inter-university degree in pediatric oncology, created in 2015 by the Mohammed V University of Rabat in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris-Sud, is supported by the the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the Franco-African Group of Pediatric Oncology (GFAOP). This degree is a decisive step forward because it is the first of its kind in Africa. It enables the trained African physicians to manage the children’s cancers locally.

 
Members of the GFAOP network

 

Members of the GFAOP network

 

For the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, participation in this degree is part of its pediatric cancer program, "My Child Matters" which has had as one of its goals for more than 10 years to compensate for the lack of professionals trained in pediatric oncology in developing countries, particularly on the African continent.