News Highlights

Pediatric Cancer Consultative Meeting


participantsConsidering that childhood cancer is becoming a public health problem in developing countries
like Ethiopia, FMOH in collaboration with MWECS held a fruitful & productive consultative
meeting on Pediatrics Cancer from March 3-4, 2017. There were 21 participants on the
consultative meeting. The participants were from Regional Universities of Ethiopia, Black Lion
Hospital Oncology Department, CSOs, FMOH and International Partners (ASLAN Project).

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World Cancer Day – 2016

From left, Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Programs of American Cancer Society, explaining why ACS decided to award H.E. Mrs .Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia for her leadership in advancing the fight against cancer

From left, Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Programs of American Cancer Society, explaining why ACS decided to award H.E. Mrs .Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia for her leadership in advancing the fight against cancer

Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, February 6, 2016. The month of
February has seen again one of the most productive events since the struggle to get access for better
treatment service waged in Ethiopia by patients directly affected by cancer and organizations
representing cancer patients. Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia, has
brought together major stakeholders in the country working to prevent and control cancer at different
programs spanning from February 4 to 6, 2016. The meetings were organized as one event to mark
the World Cancer Day, which is celebrated worldwide every year on February 4. Read more…

Mr Wondu Bekele participated in blood donation to FBB

Mr Wondu donating blood to FBB

Mr Wondu donating blood to FBB

One of the founders and general manager of Mathiwos Wondu Ye-Ethiopia Cancer Society donated blood to the national blood bank in Adama during Health Sector Transformation Plan to encourage others to do the same so that cancer & other patients regularly get blood & blood elements whenever they require. The Health sector Annual Review Meeting organized by the Federal Ministry of Health/FMoH/ was held at Adama City, from October 27 to 30, 2015.

Wossen Mulugeta Remembered

Wosen, the first Ethiopian breast cancer survivor bald enough to come out of her honey moon openly  shared her experience-during walk program in 2010,died on May 10,2015 and buried here in Addis at Abo Orthodox Church. Ato Wondu Bekele, General Manager of MWECS attended her remembrance ceremony held yesterday, August 2, 2015 and laid flower to honor her.   read more

 

The World Cancer Day February 11, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA (February 11, 2015) The month of February has seen again one of the most dramatic events since the struggle to get access for better treatment service waged in Ethiopia by patients directly affected by cancer and organizations representing cancer patients. Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia, has brought together major stakeholders in the country working to prevent and control cancer at Addis Ababa Hilton on February 11, 2015.   read more

PINK RIBBON RED RIBBON LAUNCHES WORK TO CURB DEATHS FROM CERVICAL CANCER IN ETHIOPIA

Partnership will strengthen health systems and train healthcare workers to deliver life-saving screening.

ADDIS ABABA, FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA (February 11, 2015) – Today, Secretary Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, together with Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia, and His Excellency Dr. Keseteberhan Admasu, Federal Minister of Health, officially launched the work of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in Ethiopia at a ceremony at the Hilton Addis Ababa.  The Ethiopian Government also announced its National Strategic Action Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases.  In attendance were Her Excellency Mrs. Demitu Hambisa, Federal Minister of Science and Technology; Her Excellency Mrs. Zenbu Tadesse, Federal Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs; members of the diplomatic corps; other Government officials…   read more

 

Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society (MWECS) is non-governmental and non-profit making organization that is dedicated to contribute to the national cancer control and support cancer patients in Ethiopia. It was established on April 17, 2004. Starting from its establishment, it has been working with different international funding organizations, mobilizing local resources and through different supports gained from partners to provide the desired support of needy cancer patients, to meet the needs of the society and address & advocate cancer issues to higher officials so that proper attention and resource allocation could be met in the country.
The society recently commenced working with Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation/BMSF/ which was established in 1955, Secure the Future (STF) Assistance Program which offers Technical …    read more

 

BMSF Secure The Future Program in the previous months has provided the society with three trainings, one on Leadership, Management and Organizational Development capacity building training workshop from August 18-22, 2014 at Management Sciences for Health/MSH/ conference center, in Addis Ababa to more than 40 participants including board of directors, all staff, members and volunteers of MWECS, the second phase of the institutional capacity building training focused on program monitoring and evaluation which was conducted at MSH training center in Addis Ababa from November 3-4, 2014 to 16 participants consisting of board members, MWECS staff and partner organization and the third on Financial management
conducted in the same place from December 10-12/2014 to around 17 participants consisting of  the board, staffs, selected members and volunteers.

 

The Bristol-Myers Fund-now the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation—was established in 1955.  The company has invested in a broad range of programs. Secure the Future (STF) Assistance Program offers Technical Assistance, Skills Transfer and Implementation Funding with a focus on Africa. The program SECURE THE FUTURE® initiative has been in operation with
MWECS since August 2014. SECURE THE FUTURE is sharing outcomes, experiences and lessons learned with people in developing countries around the world. The MWECS BMS project engagement focuses on four areas of cancer prevention and control programme… READ MORE

 

The annual Terry Fox run/walk event was held on Saturday September 6, 2014 at the International Community School/ICS/, here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

News of the Third Terry Fox Walk ProgramThe total money donation raised for our 3rd Annual Cancer Charity Run/Walk event is 55,018 ETH Birr which is the equivalent of approximately 2,759.32 (USD).  This amount triples what was raised 2 years ago and doubles last year’s donation amount of 26,421 ETH birr. Over the last 3 years, we raised in total 99,439 ETH Birr – close to 100,000 ETH Birr!  All of this money has gone and will continue to go toward supporting a local Ethiopian child battling cancer.

Mr.Dagim Teshome Operations & Marketing Manager, Mr. Mered Yosef Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator of Great Ethiopian Run, world renowned athletic event and Ethiopian marathon runner Gebregziabher Gebremariam and hundredth of participants attended the program.

 

Press Release – Remembering Mathiwos Wondu

Mathiwos under treatment at the Black Lion Hospital with his parents.

Mathiwos,  the third  and  youngest son of his parents Mr. Wondu Bekele and Mrs. Amsale Beyene, was born on June 17, 1999 (Sene 9, 1991 Ethiopian Calendar) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Until he celebrated his second birthday he was very healthy, energetic  and  his growth was corresponding to his age. A  few days after celebrating  his second  birthday, he un-expectedly became very ill, and after clinical investigation he was diagnosed with ALL-type Leukemia. He had been under treatment for 26 months. Even though there is no conducive environment for cancer treatment, the staff of Medical Faculty of Addis Ababa University… READ MORE