Trish Scanlan

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Dr Trish Scanlan is an Irish paediatric oncologist who has lived and worked in Tanzania since 2006. Alongside her local colleagues and the NGO Tumaini la Maisha/Their Lives Matter ( which she founded, she has helped create the national paediatric oncology service for Tanzania. The care is offered free of charge to all children and is now available at three centres across the country. She hopes to add more centres to the network until every child with cancer has a chance of cure.


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