Stanford physicians, including Global Oncology (GO) co-founder Dr. Ami Bhatt, are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care. The collaboration is supported by a seed grant from Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, as well as funding from GO.
“I think what we have seen is with each visit, action is been taken by our Nigerian colleagues. It’s this nice feed-forward cycle,” said Dr. Bhatt. “We go there and suggest changes, and they not only implement them but take them one step further. It’s not only inspiring to us, but pushes you to go further. Once you realize you can make a difference, you can’t stop investing. It’s addictive.”