Dr Harouna is a surgeon at the University Teaching Hospital in Niamey in Niger and is currently collaborating with WAHA International on the development of projects to increase access to cervical cancer diagnoses.
Doctor Harouna undertook his medical degree in Niamey and then went on to specialise in visceral surgery in Lille in France. He then worked for three years in the field of visceral surgery in Niger before returning to France to undergo further specialist training in thoracic surgery in Clermont. Dr Harouna is also one of the founders of a Niger-based NGO that is working on cancer control in developing countries. He also teaches surgical anatomy and pathology at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Niamey, and since his promotion in 2008 to the position of Professor in Surgery, he has coordinated the teaching for students specialising in surgery at a national level. Dr Harouna has a long history of involvement in research, with over 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and over 100 presentations at international scientific conferences in Africa and beyond.
Read an interview of Dr. Harouna carried out in March 2011 on cancer treatment in Africa.
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