Meet Wondu Wondu is an inspiring community advocate for people living with cancer in Ethiopia. After losing a young son to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), Wondu founded the Mathios Wondu Cancer Society in his son’s name. The aim of the organization is to provide care, treatment, and social support to women, children, and other vulnerable […]
Nigist’s Story Nigist Dageto is 35 years old and lives in the Wolayta District of Ethiopia. A few years ago, she noticed that a lump had formed in her armpit and she went to the hospital to have it checked out. Upon further examination, the doctor informed Nigist that she had breast cancer, and she […]
In honor of World Cancer Day 2018, NCD Synergies and the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission are sharing video narratives of four people living with cancer in rural Ethiopia and Nepal. Their stories, part of the Voices of NCDI Poverty initiative, highlight the importance of addressing the equity gap in access to cancer services among the world's poorest populations.
In this article, the authors discuss psychosocial barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in low-income countries, including inadequate knowledge and understanding and social stigma. The article also presents evidence of effective advocacy and education programs facilitated at the community level, led by breast cancer survivors and patient families.
This volume produced by the Breast Health Global Initiative and affiliated researchers, provides BHGI 2010 Consensus statements, and supplemental research on early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and health system resources.
This paper, by the Breast Health Global Initiative, provides a summary of the consensus analysis of breast cancer control issues and implementation strategies for low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Authors discuss approaches to common health system challenges, including data collection, program infrastructure (access to equipment and medicines, human resources for health), and national policy.
Released in 2011, this IHME report provides global, regional, and country-specific data on breast and cervical cancer, especially in resource-poor countries, and outlines recommendations to improve data collection, research, and the implementation of cancer control strategies in these settings.