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Take Part in the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As October approaches, what draws the attention of Cancer society's around the world is , the "International Breast Cancer Awareness" engagements.

The event is celebrating its 32th anniversary internationally while in Ethiopia it is being marked for the 10th consecutive year with a theme of "Save Your Life with Self Breast Examination".

Images from October Breast Cancer Awareness Month ,2015

What a joyful Holiday of Meskel at the Compassionate Home

The Holiday of Meskel (Finding of the True Cross) was marked at the YECA Compassionate Home together with "Abet Volunteers ", who made the day sensational.

"Abet Volunteers " is a group of young people who are engaged with different charitable activities in the country .They are one of the active supporters of YE Ethiopia Cancer Association , hence during the course of the day ,the association granted them a "Certificate of Honor " for their love and dedication so far.

The day went cheerfully, with a coffee ceremony, dancing party, photo shootout and wrapped up with the traditional ceremony of Demera. Such type of festivities brings joy to patients in the Compassionate Home and that is what YE Ethiopia Cancer Association is always striving for.

A Spotlight At "The 10th Stop Cervical , Breast and Prostate Cancer In Africa Conference"

The 10th Stop Cervical , Breast and Prostate Cancer In Africa Conference has been held from July 24-27 at the African Union Complex , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference was organized by Princess NiKky Breast Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Government of Ethiopia through the office of First Lady, Forum of First Ladies Against Breast and Cervical Cancer , African Parliamentarians and Health Ministers Against Cancer and other partners , with a theme of "A Decade of Accomplishments : Our Enduring Legacies and The Challenges Ahead "

The Conference has raised a wide range of issues on Cancer by elite panelists among which Dr Mathewos Asssefa , Board Chair Man of YE Ethiopia Cancer Association and Dr Wondemagegn Tigeneh, Member of YE Ethiopia Cancer Association .

The following were the main agenda items during the course of the Conference
  • Overview Of Cancer Burden In Africa
  • Partnership To End Cancer In Africa: Training and Capacity building
  • Facts and Figures of Cancer In Ethiopia
  • Addressing The Hidden Epidemic : From Policy To Implementation Of Cancer Prevention And Control In Ethiopia
  • A Decade of HPV Vaccination : What does Preventing Cervical Cancer mean in the era of Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG )
  • The Next Decade To Stop Breast Cancer In Africa: Access to Medicines , Diagnostics and Treatments
  • The Role Of African Ministers , Parliamentarians and Speakers Of Parliaments To Stop Cancer In Africa and The Sustainable Development Goals

The Conference has praised H.E Madam Roman Tesfaye as the new "Chair Person , Forum of African First Ladies / Spouses Against Cervical , Breast And Prostate Cancer ( 2016-2017)" and H.E Hailemariam Desalegn , Prime Minister Of Ethiopia as the new "Africa's Goodwill Ambassador For Women and Children's Health ( 2016 - 2017 )"

All the delegates of YE Ethiopia Cancer Association had a fruitful conference , where they grasped a comprehensive knowledge from the panel discussions and also approached different stakeholders in the field of Cancer

The estimated 5000 distinguished delegates and speakers from Africa and across the world has made "The 10th Stop Cervical , Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference " the largest gathering of international stakeholders and specialists in the field of Cancer prevention and control in the African continent.

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Ethiopian Cancer Association