Global Health Priorities

Disease Control Priorities Ethiopia: cancer control (policy brief)

Ethiopia is facing rapid demographical changes, and cancer is now a leading cause of death. The availability of epidemiological data is necessary to prioritize the scale-up of interventions. Post doc Solomon Memirie in GHP research group and colleagues, used population-based registry data to estimate the incidence of cancer in Ethiopia. Their findings indicates that cancer registry sites should be expanded, including in rural areas. This will better capture the real rates of cancer, which is critical to shaping more effective cancer control programs.

Policy brief by Solomon Memire, opstdoc

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The policy brief is based on the following publication by Memirie et al.2018: Estimates of Cancer Incidence in Ethiopia in 2015 Using Population-Based Registry Data, and was written with support from Emily Coles (coordinator Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).