Harvard Global Health Catalyst Summit 2019 


Date: 24-26 May, 2019.  


Place: @ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


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 Harvard GHC  Win-Win initiative: 

The tentative agenda:  

The list of speakers:


Moreover, we look to having the pleasure of hearing your feedback and suggestions on the Harvard GHC Win-Win Scientific initiative in general.




 Harvard GHC Win-Win Initiative




23 April, 2017:


Schedule of Harvard Global Health Catalyst Win-Win session on 28 April, 2017 and the 2 side Win-Win Working meetings on 29 April, 2017  Click Here



21 December, 2016:


- Western Kenya Cancer Care Centre (WKCCC) Project.  December 2016 Newsletter. Click Here




Update of 1st June, 2016:  


Harvard Global Health Catalyst  Win-Win Initiative


Introduction:  In December 2007, The Win-Win Scientific initiative was proposed by Ahmed Elzawawy as an initiative of ICEDOC’s Experts in Cancer Without Borders  .It aims at increasing affordability of better value cancer treatment in the world via exploring scientific approaches. All the stakeholders- particularly cancer patients and their families- could win!. This also includes flourishing the business of pharmaceutical companies and Manufacturers of radiotherapy machines and medical devices without ruining a country or individuals economies.  


There are 2 mains wings of the win-win initiative:  


- The first wing is “Exploring scientific approaches to increase affordability of better value cancer care”. 2  


- The second wing of the win-win initiative, was proposed in November, 2015 and declared in 29 April, 2016 during the Harvard Catalyst Summit. This wing regards catalyst action and professional advice to increase enormously the rate of establishment of services of clinical oncology in the world starting with the most difficult challenges in Africa.  


In 29 April, 2016, The Win-Win Initiative has joined Harvard Global Health Catalyst and becomes one of its activities. Hence, the new title of the initiative is:

Harvard Global Health Catalyst  Win-Win Initiative


We are professional consultants and we are volunteer catalysts.  So, as facilitators, we are encouraging all to do, to connect and to communicate with each other and to collaborate or partnership. We are NOT competing or replacing any society, organization, body, governmental or private efforts or individuals.  


7 January, 2016   

An e-cancer video:

Prof Ahmed Elzawawy, President of AORTIC 2013-2015 talks to ecancertv at  AORTIC 2015 , 18-22 November, 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco,  about the various ways in which cancer care can be improved in Africa and low and Middle Income countries LMICs. 

The fight for better value cancer care is important, he says, but the best long term benefits will be seen from the medical training of many more people.

The huge disparities between the number of clinicians in the developed and developing world are one of the main issues facing Africa, he says.

He notes the importance of online education and skill sharing.

At the same time, Africa and LMICS in the world can still be a place for innovation in cancer care and offers, he argues, a wealth of diversity from which to develop researches that could help in increasing remarkably the affordability of better value cancer care worldwide.  

These notions are cited in an open access article in Journal  of Global Oncology JGO issued by The ASCO:

Elzawawy AM: Could African and Low- and Middle-Income Countries Contribute Scientifically to Global Cancer Care? JGO – Journal of Global Oncology Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2015


Also, This goes with The Win-Win Scientific Initiative:  & 

Browse the link to this e-cancer video


Prof Ahmed Elzawawy, President of AORTIC 2013-2015  talks to ecancertv at  AORTIC 2015,  18-22 November, 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco about the development of a roadmap for cancer control in Africa.

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He stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach which looks at integrating pathology, palliative care, immunotherapy etc. This is, of course, a huge undertaking which involves the input of many organisations.

He speaks with particular reference to the Lalla Salma Foundation in Morocco which is a good example, he says, of a local foundation with international connections that can help achieve a lot both regionally and internationally. 




- May 2015 , Ahmed Elzawawy has  joined the editorial Board of  JGO  Journal of Global Oncology, issued by ASCO ( American Society of Clinical Oncology)


21 March, 2015:

To  download the presentation of Ahmed Elzawawy as KeyNote speaker in The Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit at Harvard Medical School, on March 20-21, 2015 , Boston. MA, USA…click here  


I invite you for two e-cancer videos recorded on 23 November, 2013 during  our recent AORTIC conference in Durban South Africa.

I started my mandate for two years as a president of AORTIC ( African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer) in the evening of the same day.

My first role is to be hand in hand with all my colleagues in AORTIC and with all in the world who would like to cooperate for the cause of cancer control in the world and Africa.



Please feel free to forward these links for the two videos as you like


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 Kindest regards,




Ahmed Elzawawy


President of AORTIC


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The new President Elect of AORTIC is Ahmed Elzawawy , The President of ICEDOC:


 Dear Colleagues in the World,


I have the pleasure to inform you that I am elected as a  President Elect of AORTIC ( African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, incorporated in New York, USA & Cape Town, South Africa ) .  AORTIC  are going to have more and more contructive liaisons.  I thank all my colleagues and friends in AORTIC for their trust. I promise to do all my best to serve the cause of AORTIC , hands in hands with my colleagues in AORTIC and in the world. 



Please see the video


 Sincerely , Ahmed Elzawawy



30 July 2013


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1 February 2013


How to Get Better Value Cancer Care: 


The new chapter “ Better Value Chemotherapy”appeared  in the book “How to get better value cancer care” in 2013.  Sir Professor Muir Gray and  Prof. David Kerr ,UK,  are the Editors. It is  published by  Offox Press Ltd, Oxford, UK. It is mostly about Industrialized countries particularly USA and Europe with important notes for developing countries and all the world. 

We hope that this new book will contribute actively and in a simple explanatory way in changing-for better- concepts, practice, education and researches in medicine and in cancer in the world. It is  stated in the book that it adopt  the new notions of the third revolution in health that goes with the third revolution in science and industry.   

Elzawawy A . Chapter 6 : Better Value Chemotherapy .In  Muir Gray J A and Kerr D J (Eds) How to Get Better  Value Cancer  Care , Offox Press Ltd, Oxford, UK 2013 

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News Centre: PACT (Programme of Actions for Cancer Therapy), International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, Vienna, Austria)

PACT Partner Publishes New Concept

3 February 2012

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Prof Dr Ahmed Elzawawy during the First AGaRT meeting at IAEA headquarters in Vienna. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)


Spreading the Word on the Need for Cancer Control

PACT Partner Publishes New Concept


3 February 2012


Contributions to the fight against cancer can come in many shapes and sizes. From donating a radiotherapy machine to spreading the word on the cancer crisis, everything can make a difference. But each contribution can have a greater effect if it is made as part of a larger campaign to confront the cancer crisis. If cancer control stakeholders come together to share ideas and collaborate on the next steps in the fight against cancer, every contribution to fighting cancer will have a huge impact.

One new project that has arisen to bring together cancer control stakeholders to meet the challenge posed by cancer is called the “win-win initiative”. The win-win initiative, which is a part of the International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers (ICEDOC), aims to increase the affordability of cost-effective and economical cancer treatment around the world through the use of scientific approaches. The win-win movement encourages the dissemination of scientific information without patents, to advance cancer research and development and further cancer control efforts and research free of cost.

Recently, the “win-win initiative” began publishing scientific bases that intend to set a framework to facilitate the development of more affordable cancer treatment and generate better value for cancer care. The most recent chapter published is called “Science and Affordability of Cancer Drugs and Radiotherapy in the World — Win-Win Scenarios”. This article, written by an important cancer control advocate and PACT partner, Prof Dr Ahmed Elzawawy, looks into the need to bring down the cost of health treatment and care to levels that are beneficial for everyone, with a specific mention of the growing problem of providing cancer control in low and middle-income countries.

The article can be read online for no charge and a link is provided on this page. Share the article with friends and family and help spread the word on the need to confront the growing cancer crisis.

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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elzawawy 

-President of ICEDOC & ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer Without Borders .

 ( ICEDOC: International  Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centres , Texas , USA   WWW.ICEDOC.ORG  )

 --President Elect of AORTIC ( African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, incorporated in New York, USA & Cape Town, South Africa )  

-Co-President  and Director of SEMCO South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology ( Founded in collaboration with ICEDOC )    &    

 - Coordinator of the Win-Win scientific initiative ( ) .  ( An International  Scientific initiative that aims at increasing affordability of cancer treatment in the world)

-Member in the Advisory Board of AfrOx , UK .  ( AfrOx’s mission is to partner with African countries and assist them with implementing comprehensive cancer prevention and control programmes)
- Member of The ESMO ( European Society of Medical Oncology) Task force for developing countries.

-Member in Can Treat International

 -Special Panel , INCTR , Belgium, International Network for  Cancer treatment  and Research   

 -  Founder  and Professor of  Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine dept., Suez Canal University, Ismailia,  Egypt, Senior consultant  of Cancer Chemotherapy Unit ,Port Said General Hospital, Egypt, and Chairman of Clinical  Oncology Dept. and the project of establishment of international training unit for  the new Radiation therapy technologies and IGRT,  Al Soliman Hospital, Port Said, Egypt.   

 Mailing Address :   

 Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elzawawy ,

President of ICEDOC & Director of SEMCO 

Borg Alsafwa Centre ,3 Algeish Str. , 42111 Port Said ,Egypt. 

Tel ( Cellular Phone ) +20 100 514 00 65    

Fax +20 66 33 20 403  EGYPT 

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