Pathfinder Joins Newly-Established Cancer Committee in Ethiopia
Pathfinder International is the only international nonprofit to join newly-established National Cancer Committee in Ethiopia.
This week, Pathfinder International was honored to become a part of the newly-formed National Cancer Committee in Ethiopia. Led by the office of Ethiopia’s First Lady Her Excellency Roman Tesfaye, the committee will lead and coordinate the efforts of national stakeholders to prevent and control cancer in Ethiopia.
The committee’s formation coincides with World Cancer Day, which took place on February 4. Historically, cancer has been a neglected public health issue in Ethiopia, but recent efforts by the office of the First Lady and others have spurred greater initiatives to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.
Pathfinder is the only international nonprofit to join the committee, composed of the Minister of the Federal Ministry of Heath, the Minister of Science and Technology, the Minister of Women, Children and Youth affairs, media representatives, teaching institutions, professional associations, the World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNAIDS, USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Mathiwos Wondu – YeEthiopia Cancer Society.
Pathfinder is proud to lend our expertise to Ethiopia’s National Cancer Committee, where we currently work to increase access and use of cervical cancer prevention services as a part of our greater mission to improve reproductive health for people everywhere. We look forward to working in partnership with the newly-formed committee to advance cancer prevention and treatment throughout Ethiopia.
Focus Area: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
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On August 16, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Pathfinder as one of the 2016 Quality Innovation Challenge awardees. The Quality Innovation Challenge is a global call for creative ideas to improve quality in sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and youth.
On August 19, 2016 Pathfinder International was pleased to inaugurate the first cervical cancer prevention program in Burundi. Burundi has the 8th highest rate of cervical cancer in the world.