3. Training



This project area involves sub-specialist training in all areas

of Paediatric Oncology care and public awareness and

will cut across all levels of the expansion model.


This will include formal University and hospital based MSc

courses, certificate training and informal mentoring for

Doctors, Nurses, lab specialists, health workers and

non-clinical staff at all levels. Sub-Specialist training in all

areas of Paediatric Oncology care and public awareness

raising includes:



  • An MSc in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology for local and regional Paediatricians already in place to facilitate the sustainable increase in availability of locally based specialists for Paediatric cancers in Tanzania.


  • A ten-week Certificate course for Paediatric Oncology Nurse training already in place to increase the number of nurses qualified in Paediatric Oncology across the country.


  • Short course training to include emergency Paediatric life support; Paediatric EWS, Paediatric Oncology Surgery and others, will continue to be implemented.


  • External and internal placements to provide training for network staff both at our Hub and internationally. Training to be offered by specialists in areas including Infectious Disease, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Specialist Oncology Nursing, Paediatric Oncology, Pathology, Oncology Pharmacy, Palliative Care and Medical Engineering. Training will also be provided to psychosocial teams in specialties such as counseling and Play Therapy.


  • Awareness programmes will be designed centrally and conducted nationwide targeting health professionals specifically as well as the general public.


  • Training outreach and support staff across the country. TLMSEP brings with it multiple new staff roles. We Are TLM will provide local training for these new roles increasing the capacity of healthcare workers at all levels.

Tumaini La Maisha means hope for life and is the name of our head organisation based in and working for the people of Tanzania. Our sister NGOs Their Lives Matter Ireland and UK support our fundraising and advocacy work and are registered separately. 


Together, we work with a single focus - our goal above. Together, We Are TLM. Together, we can.

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Their Lives Matter Ireland

Lissadel, Upper Windgates

Bray, Co. Wicklow




Tumaini La Maisha Tanzania

Muhimbili National Hospital

Dar es Salaam


Their Lives Matter  UK 

21 Edgar Road,



 UK charity number 1163135

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