Dr Gwenda Anga, Papa New Guinea

Dr Gwenda Anga is a Paediatric Oncologist from Papua New Guinea. 

She completed her university and medical training in Port Moresby and is one of ten women (out of 200 in her class) to undertake a medical degree (offered to only 40 students). Gwenda is the first paediatrician to specialise in paediatric oncology, providing leadership, guidance and advice to medical staff across Papua New Guinea. 

Along with developing education initiatives, Gwenda also sees the potential for improvements in diagnostics and chemotherapy, as well as palliative care strategies. 

Papua New Guinea does not have a dedicated paediatric hospital. Paediatric oncology care is provided by paediatricians who are interested in oncology but have limited training. The first and only paediatric oncology ward in Papua New Guinea was opened at Port Moresby Hospital in 2015. It serves 40-60 patients annually with three paediatricians and three oncology nurses providing limited treatment options to patients.

Session: AYAs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Date: Wednesday 4 December

Time: 8.45am to 10.15am 

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Closes
Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Standard Registration Available
Thursday, 1 August 2024 

Congress Commences 
Tuesday, 3 December 2024

Congress Concludes
Friday, 6 December 2024

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The 6th Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Youth Cancer Services Initiative. 

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Global Accord acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future. 

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