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 […]
Meet Muna & Babesh Babesh is a five-year-old boy receiving treatment for stage four neuroblastoma in Kathmandu, Nepal. His family’s home is in Itahari, nine hours by car from Kathmandu. After Babesh was diagnosed, he and his mother Muna moved to a small apartment in Kathmandu so that he could receive treatment. His father works […]
Meet Fortuna Fortuna Messaye is a 14-year-old girl from a small rural village in Ethiopia. Four years ago, she started to feel extremely tired and lightheaded. As the local hospital did not have the equipment needed to diagnose or treat her illness, she and her mother traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city. After visiting […]
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.
This report synthesizes the main themes covered during a World Bank hosted South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) on Cancer Care and Control in Africa in 2015, that aimed to increase knowledge and uptake of effective strategies, and bolster regional collaboration through peer-to-peer learning.
On World Cancer Day, the NCD Synergies team reflects on the need to address global disparities in cancer care, the ways in which the HIV/AIDS movement can inform the future of policy and advocacy for cancer and NCDs in low-income countries, and how individuals can get involved moving forward.
Published in December 2015 by the Frederick S. Pardee Center at Boston University, this report examines the ways in which the global HIV/AIDS movement can inform the future of political advocacy, funding, and treatment delivery for cancer and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
This article discusses the economic and health systems dimensions of global childhood cancer outcomes, using access to medicines as an example of barriers to care. Authors also make a call to improve investment in research that explores the intersections between childhood cancer and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
This article, based on PIH's experiences at Butaro District Hospital in rural Rwanda, reviews cancer pathology services in rural Rwanda and provides an model for establishing anatomic pathology capacity to support cancer diagnosis in resource-limited settings.