Undergraduate Oncology Module – Gaza

Year established 2018
Activity Education, Malignant disease and immunosuppression (Cancer)
Sectors Education
Country Palestine

Overall goals

1. Incorporate Oncology module as part of the medical school curriculum.
2. Widen medical students' exposure to Oncology as an independent medical field.
3. Increase awareness and understanding of Oncology.
4. Improve on potential future Oncology recruitment for junior doctors and to support long term planning for cancer services in Gaza.

Key UK Colleagues and Partners

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP-UK)

MAP team:
Abdulla Alhasso, Consultant Clinical Oncologist NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Nazia Mohammad, Consultant Clinical Oncologist NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Racha Kussaibati, Speciality Doctor, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Elena Provenzano, Consultant pathologist Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

International Partners

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP- Gaza)
Islamic University of Gaza / Medical School
Al-Azhar University Gaza / Medical School
Suha Ghoul, Consultant Radiologist, Amman, Jordan
J Mohanamurali, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, New Zealand


Islamic University of Gaza / Al-Azhar University Gaza

Sustainable development goals

  • SDG 4 - Quality education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals

Funding source

This Partnership project was fully funded and supported by MAP-UK


1. Promote Oncology as an independent medical field and to incorporate within the medical curriculum.
2. To offer resources and opportunities to encourage undergraduates to learn more about oncology and to increase awareness of clinical oncology at the undergraduate level
3. Long term objective is to increase level of interest in Oncology to potentially improve long term oncology recruitment and staffing.

Project aims

Undergraduate Medical Education

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