Late diagnosis by health workers due to lack of recognition of precancerous lesions and oral cancer has disastrous consequences.
Oral cancer has a very poor prognosis with less than half of patients surviving 5 years after their diagnosis. The World Health Organisation estimates oral cancer causes 177,000 deaths every year. Tragically training of health workers in early recognition of oral cancer, particularly in resource-poor countries, is either nonexistent or extremely poor and presentation with very advanced disease is common. Detection at an advanced stage requires more aggressive and radical treatment with far greater complications.
Videos will be made available on a not-for-profit basis to improve patient outcomes through improved education of health workers.
World Medical Education is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development of clinical training videos for health workers on a world-wide basis, with a particular emphasis of enhancing training of those in resource poor countries.
We invite applications for the following grant relating to oral cancer and oral examination.
World Medical Education will provide:
The successful applicants will:
Videos collected may be used as required by the host institution/hospital for their own teaching.
Applicants will need to provide the following information (less than 2 pages)
Video training may be conducted in the country where the successful applicant is based or in the UK.
Funding from World Medical Education:
SSD hard drive 2 TB
Carestream Intraoral Camera
Administration/training / travel £500
December 18th 2023