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Ageing, disability and cancer in sub Saharan Africa: observations from Ethiopia

Both speakers have just returned from an extended visit to Gondar, Ethiopia where they worked in and spent time observing the health care system there with special attention to older persons and those diagnosed with cancer and other non-communicable diseases.        


About the speakers

Prof. Ora Paltiel is a haematologist and epidemiologist who completed her training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is the Director, Centre for Research in Clinical Epidemiology and Senior Physician in the Department of Haematology at Hadassah-Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel. She recently stepped down as director of the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her research interests are cancer epidemiology and cancer care, focusing mainly on lymphomas. She is a principle investigator in the Jerusalem Perinatal Cohort study.

Prof A. Mark Clarfield received his MD from the University of Toronto was Head of the Division of Geriatrics at the Ministry of Health in Jerusalem between 1994 and 2001. He was then appointed Head of Geriatrics at the Soroka Hospital and the Sidonie Hecht Professor at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in Beersheva where he is now Emeritus. In 2009, he was appointed head of BGU’s Medical School for International Health. His research interests include Alzheimer disease and the related dementias, the organisation of health care services, medical history and ethics.        


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