Ayachyol, 23, is one of the midwifery students at the Gambella Teachers
The Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Control project is a new, three-year project (2020-2023) to be implemented in Dupti, Awash town, Awash Fantalle, and Amibara woredas of the Afar, Oromia, and Amhara regions and Addis Ababa through the support of Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). These areas have been targeted due to the presence of industrial parks, high tuberculosis (TB) burden, and high biomass utilization. The project has prioritized activities related to awareness creation and health systems strengthening related to lung cancer diagnosis, screening, treatment, referral, and palliative care to ultimately contribute to the increased survival of lung cancer patients in Ethiopia. Over the next three years, the project intends to reach over 130,000 people in agro-pastoralist and pastoralist communities, health workers, health facilities, community volunteers, and factory workers to improve lung cancer related awareness and service delivery. The project is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society, and Addis Ababa University Black Lion Specialized Hospital Lunch Unit and RT Center.