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Nigerian national retinoblastoma MDT meeting, June 2020.
Upper row (left to right): Ido Didi Fabian (Israel/UK), Nick Astbury (UK), Dupe Popoola (Nigeria), and Rachel Shemesh (Israel). Middle row (left to right): Vikas Khetan (India), M. Ashwin Reddy (UK), Aminatu Abdulrahman (Nigeria), and Claire Walker (UK). Lower row (left to right): Guillermo Chantada (Spain), Francois Doz (France), Ofri Berar Vorobichik (Israel), ad Elizabeth Nkanga (Nigeria).

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) that is based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has established the Retinoblastoma Network (Rb-NET) in order to improve survival, salvage the eye, preserve vision and improve quality of life of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma.
One of its main projects is the Rb-NET Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) that hosts regular virtual meetings.

Rb-NET MDT project goals

  • To improve the quality of care of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma at remote and rural areas.
  • To support global eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To improve collaboration between health centers within a country and across countries.
  • To enable effective dissemination of knowledge on retinoblastoma disease.
  • To enable an educational platform for all healthcare providers (interns, residents, fellows, and consultants).

 

If you are interested in participating in the monthly Rb-NET MDT meetings, please refer to the contact information.

 

For further information on the Rb-NET, please visit:

https://cehc.lshtm.ac.uk/dr-links/rbnet/

https://www.eyenews.uk.com/features/humanitarian/post/rb-net-a-network-to-save-life-and-preserve-vision-in-children-in-africa

https://www.cehjournal.org/retinoblastoma-a-curable-rare-and-deadly-blinding-disease-2/

For further information on the ICEH, please visit:

https://iceh.lshtm.ac.uk/

For further information on the LSHTM, please visit:
https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/

The Rb MDT Project is also supported by AMCC. Created in 2001, AMCC is a non profit organization (loi 1901), the French branch of INTCR, mostly dedicated to women and children cancer and has since 2011 a program to develop retinoblastoma treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information on AMCC visit:
https://www.cancer-amcc.org/

Ugandan national retinoblastoma MDT meeting, July 2020
Top down: Nick Astbury (UK), Ido Didi Fabian (Israel/UK), Dupe Popoola (Nigeria), and Richard Bowman (UK).