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 Demeku Demeku Gizaw is 45 years old, and lives in Buhe, Ethiopia. Demeku first began experiencing symptoms over 20 years ago, and was kept in shackles prior to receiving treatment. Since being diagnosed with severe psychosis, she has been able to manage the condition with daily doses of medication and support from several members […]
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 […]
Meet Tigist Tigist Gebeyas is 20 years old and lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with her brother Lidetu and her parents. She began having seizures when she was nine years old, but it was unclear to her family and doctors what was causing them. Following a severe burn accident, additional tests diagnosed Lidetu with epilepsy. […]
Meet Estifanos Estifanos Balcha, now 20 years old, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was a young child living in Addis Ababa. For many years, Estifanos did not have consistent access to insulin and he severely struggled with managing his condition, doing so without family support and homeless for much of his childhood. […]
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 cross-sectional qualitative study, authors assess existing monitoring and evaluation tools developed for HIV care in Ethiopia and analyze how these tools might be adapted to support NCD services in the country.
Authors outline the process used by PRIME to develop a Situation Analysis Tool to analyze the gaps in mental health care in low-income countries, and inform the development of a district level mental health care plan (MHCP) in Nepal. The PRIME research consortium, led by the University of Cape Town, consists of partners in South Africa, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and has made their Situation Analysis Tool and model mental health care plans available for download.
In this article, authors discuss the potential to adapt strategies, systems, and tools developed to support life-long HIV care and treatment to support the expansion of chronic care services for diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases, comparing the feasibility and effectiveness of these solutions via two case studies in Ethiopia and Swaziland.