With a yearly incidence of over 60,000 cases and an annual death of over 44,000, cancer treatment in Ethiopia is in the infant stage. Considerable numbers of cancers are discovered at advanced stages, usually several months after symptoms first appear, which require chemotherapy as a main treatment.
Despite the increase in prevalence, cancer treatment is usually inaccessible and expensive in Ethiopia. Given such conditions, Vaidam Health conducted a successful medical camp in Ethiopia on 17th and 18th November 2023 in Senay Medical Center, Addis Ababa. The camp was conducted with Dr. Wutthi Sumetchotimaytha, practicing at Bangkok Hospital, Thailand.
Our team member Fasika Negussie was present at the camp the whole time to help and assist the patients. Patients were satisfied with the camp and thanked us as it would have been difficult for them to consult such medical experts from other countries.
About Dr. Wutthi Sumetchotimaytha
Dr. Wutthi Sumetchotimaytha is a prominent Surgical Oncologist with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in the treatment of metastatic tumors, adrenal cancer, anal cancer, bile duct cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, etc.
He obtained a specialization in Surgical Oncology and Endocrinology from the Johns Hopkins University, United States, in 2000.
About Bangkok Hospital, Thailand
Established in 1972, the Bangkok Hospital is one of the first private hospitals in Thailand. It has now established its reputation as a tertiary care hospital dedicated especially to cancer and cardiology.
The hospital is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies, some of which are:
- 256-Slice Multi-Detector CT Scan
- Cardiovascular MRI
- First Cartosound in Thailand
- Medical linear particle accelerator (LINAC)
- ARTIS Pheno machine
- PET/CT Scan
- A New X-RAY Biplane Imaging (EOS)
This event was a valuable opportunity for numerous individuals who would not have otherwise had access to such expertise. We are grateful for the overwhelming response from the patients. They received the best medical care, and we are committed to organizing more medical camps like this in the future.