As part of the GIZ-funded project to establish a colposcopy unit at the OBGYN department, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, Dr Mular Adefries, stayed for 4 weeks in Wolfsburg with Prof Petry and his team, to extend his knowledge and skills in colposcopy and modern techniques to treat precancerous and early cancer lesions of the cervix. At the same time Dr Mulat’ s colleague Dr Chernet received similar training at the MVK Fürstenfeld with Prof A. Schneider. Wolfsburg Allgemeine Zeitung 25.10.2018
Between Sept 10-15 2018 Professor von Knebel met the team of the department of gynecology and the Institute of Public Health of the University of Gondar. He visited the newly emerging gyn-oncology unit, spent a day in a rural community, where the ETiCCS team jointly with the Institute of Public Health has a conducted this year a cervical cancer screening campaign and visited the new Amhara Public Health Laboratory at Bahirdar, where HPV testing will be set up. Prof von Knebel was particularly touched by the true hospitality and modesty he met at all levels amidst huge challenges and needs.