Ayachyol, 23, is one of the midwifery students at the Gambella Teachers
The Access, Service, and Knowledge for Women Cancer (ASK4Cancer) project was a three-year (2015-2018) project funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The project aimed to contribute to the reduction in mortality in women due to cancer (breast and cervical) and tuberculosis (TB), and to improve overall women’s health by integrating cancer and TB treatment and prevention with other health and clinical outreach services. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, Regional Health Bureaus, Regional Women and Children’s Affairs Bureau, and Professional Societies, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia implemented the project in three regional states: Amhara, SNNPR, and Afar. The project targeted health workers, health facilities, and health departments through training health workers on clinical standards of practice on prevention, screening, referral, and treatment adherence, provision of equipment and diagnostics tools, and women between the ages of 30 and above, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable, including immunocompromised HIV positive women through outreach activities, counseling, and health education.