World Cancer Day

In the speech Her Excellency, Mrs. Roman Tesfaye underscored the problem of cancer as a pressing public issue that requires a concerted effort of all stakeholders. She also expressed her will and determination to work along with all stakeholders to raise the profile of cancer in Ethiopia and mobilize supports from every corner to expedite the nation’s bid to prevent and control cancer.

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The national NCD strategic action plan and cervical cancer prevention and control guideline was handed over by Dr. Mahlet Kifle, NCD Case Team Focal Person and Acting Director of Disease Prevention and Control Directorate, Federal Ministry of Health to   Her Excellency First lady of Ethiopia Mrs. Roman Tesfaye   and  His Excellency Dr.Kestebrhan Admasu ,  Minister of  Health .

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Panel discussions lead by Dr.Kestebrhan Admasu on the importance of multi-sectoral response and partnership in mitigating NCD. The panelists raised different issues regarding the benefit of multisectoral involvement.The lesson learned to decrease the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia is a good example.The commitment of the government is also crucial. The first lady showed the devotion to engage in most preventable and curable cancer types. The ministry of Health is working in guideline development, in construction of five radiotherapy center in regions and training.

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