East African Development Bank Medical Training and Fellowship Programme : Clinical Training of Trainers – Oncology

East African Development Bank Medical Training and Fellowship Programme targets four EADB member states – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The Programme aims to increase the number, quality and deployment of medical professionals in public service specialising in the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in the East Africa region.

It intends to train 600 East African physicians over a period of four years and will focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge. Please note there is no charge for the trainings. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered under the programme.

The METAF Programme includes;

  • Short clinical courses across Kenya, Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda designed and delivered by expert faculty across the East African region and international faculty recruited through the RCP.

Through the delivery of clinical training courses, participants will be equipped to better diagnose and manage their patients with common neurological disorders or undertake acute triage of cancer presentation and to manage urgent symptoms of cancer within district/regional hospitals.

Clinical Training of Trainers – Oncology

The Training of Trainers courses are open to doctors in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Masters in Medicine (MMed), or
  • Currently studying on a Masters in Medicine (MMed) programme

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the capacity and commitment to become trainers and to deliver training to other trainees within the cascaded clinical courses in their home countries.

With facilitators drawn from both the RCP and regional medical institutions, this 6 day training course will develop skills for effective training and supervision of trainees, in addition to clinical skills. By the end of this training, participants should;

  • Have acquired knowledge of cancer epidemiology in East Africa
  • Know the common cancers in East Africa, how they present , how they are diagnosed and managed
  • Be able to perform acute triage of cancer patients, manage urgent symptoms of cancer within district /regional hospital and refer without delay
  • Be able with confidence to teach or share experience acquired through this course with other health workers at lower health facilities.

A certificate of training endorsed by the RCP and the respective national accrediting body will be given to qualified participants.

To apply, please complete and submit application.

Training Dates

To be confirmed 


– Kenya 24-28 September

– Tanzania 01-05 October

– Rwanda November

– Uganda To be confirmed

For more information,please visit https://eadbmetaf.org/static/about-the-programme.html



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