Contact: Damiano Rondelli
Patients with severe blood cancers or non-malignant blood diseases can often be saved only with a bone marrow transplant (BMT). However, in low-middle income countries (LMICs) this procedure is rarely accessible either due to the lack of physician training, hospital infrastructures, drug availability or unaffordable cost.
In 2011, the UIC GlobalBMT initiative was launched to partner with hospitals treating patients with hematologic diseases in LMICs where BMT is highly needed and patients cannot afford to travel to other countries to receive treatment.
Currently, the UIC Center for Global Health has collaborative agreements for developing BMT in Nepal, India, Cuba, Bolivia, Greece, Ukraine and Nigeria. Another project in development is in Uganda.
Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
MS Ramaiah University, Bangalore, India
University College Hospital, Ibidan, Nigeria
University of Lagos Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
Hermanos Ameijeras Hospital, Havana, Cuba
National Cancer Institute, Kyiv Ukraine
Universidad Mayor San Adreas, La Paz, Bolivia
University of Ioannina, Ionnina, Greece