The Continuous Medical education on Neuroendocrine Tumors (CMENET), a program developed by African Zebra Cancer Network Support (AZNETS
), started at the beginning of 2019 and so far more than eighty healthcare professionals in Kericho County, Kenya, have been educated about NETs. The CME was held at the Kericho County hospital’s Maternal Child Health Clinic hall. This hall is usually used to conduct medical education at the hospital early in the morning before it transitions to a clinic later in the day. The healthcare professionals educated in two different Continuous Medical Education sessions at Kericho County Hospital included: 28 clinical officers, 26 nurses, 18 laboratory technologists, 8 medical doctors, and 6 pharmacists.
The CMENET involved case presentation, discussion and lecture about NET during the one-hour session from 7:30-8:30 am. The participants were very interested in the topic as shown by the number of questions they asked and the compliments they gave at the end of the education sessions.
The goal of the CMENET is to reach 80% of 60,000 healthcare professionals in Kenya with current development in NET in order to raise awareness, improve diagnosis, treatment and support for patients with NET and related cancers in resource-limited settings like in Kenya. Though with limited financial support, with AZNETS sponsoring the whole process, the efforts to increase the impact of the program would continue.