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Cancer & COVID 19
Dr. Catherine Nyongesa
Clinical Oncologist, Texas Cancer Centre and Kenyatta National Hospital
Dr. Catherine Nyongesa Watta is the first female radiation oncologist in Kenya. She is a Clinical Oncologist at Texas Cancer Centre Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital, with over 10 years’ experience in Oncology conducting inpatient and outpatient management of cancer patients. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (University of Nairobi), Master of Medicine in Radiation Oncology (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and a Fellowship (FC Rad Onc) in Radiation Oncology from the College of Radiation Oncologists of South Africa. Dr Nyongesa is one of the founders of the Texas Cancer Center Nairobi and the acting head of Department at the Cancer Treatment Centre Kenyatta National Hospital.
Dr Mary Nyangasi
Head of the National Cancer Control Programme, Department of Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, Kenya.
Dr Nyangasi is a public health specialist/epidemiologist with interests in Non-Communicable Disease especially Cancer. She earned a medical degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Disease Control from Kenyatta University. She holds postgraduate certificates in Non-Communicable Diseases diplomacy from Graduate Institute Geneva and Leadership and Management in Health from the University of Washington. Dr Nyangasi has experience spanning over 15 years in clinical practice and public health with 7 years of specialist oncology practice and currently working in the area of cancer control programming and policy. She is a member of African Cancer Coalition and has contributed to the development of NCCN harmonized guidelines for head and neck cancers as well as the conceptualization and implementation of Chemosafe project in Kenya.
Our moderator for the evening will be Dr Mohammed Ezzi. Dr Ezzi is a Lecturer and Medical Oncologist at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine.