World Medical Education Grant for Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer causes 177,000 deaths every year

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.


  • To collect clinical videos of oral cancer, precancerous lesions, normal anatomy/physiology, and oral/dental conditions to help viewers recognise oral cancer at an early stage.

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:

  • A state-of-the-art intraoral camera
  • SSD disc for video storage
  • Bespoke personalised training on video collection and editing, review of videos produced with the applicant.
  • Minor administration costs

The successful applicants will:

  • Collect videos related to a comprehensive examination of the oral cavity, normal variation, other oral/dental diseases, particularly related to an increased risk of oral cancer development, and oral cancer
  • Provide basic descriptions to accompany the videos to aid learning.
  • Ensure consent is taken prior to recording videos: this will include the World Medical Organisation consent form in addition to consent forms that may be required locally.

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)

  • A description of why they should be awarded the grant (250 words)
  • How they will gain access to patients to film (100 words)
  • Details of how approval for filming will be gained: for example local institutional/hospital approval and ethical approval as appropriate. (100 words)
  • The CV of the lead applicant (1 pages maximum).

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

Dealine Date:

December 18th 2023

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