Jimma University, in collaboration with Aslan Project, a non-governmental organization, has discussed on enhancing the quality of care provided to pediatric cancer patients. The discussion centered on the critical role of supporting partners in improving the standard of cancer care and saving the lives of young patients. The Executive Director of Aslan Project, Julie Broas, highlighted the project’s commitment to supporting Jimma University Medical Center in training healthcare professionals, providing essential medical equipment, and delivering other vital pediatric support services to ensure sustainable pediatric oncology treatment services.
During the discussion, there was a call to prioritize pediatric patients, and Jimma University, the Ministry of Health, and other partners were urged to play a vital role in improving service quality. To improve the quality of pediatric cancer care, leadership commitment and community engagement were identified as essential drivers.
As a gesture of appreciation for their efforts to enhance pediatric cancer care at Jimma University Medical Center, Aslan Project received an appreciation certificate at the end of the discussion.
It is worth noting that Jimma University Medical Center has treated over 750 pediatric cancer patients so far, highlighting the growing need for quality care and support services for young cancer patients in Ethiopia.