The Patcha Foundation eNewsletter Issue 77, December 2019
CANCER IN 2019
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2019
Overall cancer death rate in the US is decreasing, and the number of cancer survivors is increasing.
While the age-adjusted overall cancer death rate has decreased more rapidly among African Americans than among whites, African Americans still disproportionately shoulders the burden of overall cancer mortality. Read More About Cancer in 2019 Research continues to be our best defense against cancer. It powers the development of new and better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, treat, and cure some of the many diseases we call cancer. Read the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2019
AFRICA IS TURNING THE HEALTHCARE TIDE
Signs of Recovery
Between 2000 and 2015, number of Africans dying from malaria dropped from 764,000 to 395,000. New HIV infections in eastern and southern Africa, the world’s most affected region, have fallen by a third in just six years. Although levels of malnutrition have actually increased in recent years, the life expectancy of babies born in sub-Saharan Africa has increased sharply since the Millennium. Now, the continent is turning its attention to cancer.
For example, Senegal has taken measures to provide free chemotherapy for women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer, and also reimburse 60% of the cost for all other types of cancer. Find Out More
First New HIV Strain in 19 Years Identified
A research group at Abbott has discovered a new strain of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV—the first to be identified in 19 years. Abbott continues to look for potential new HIV strains to ensure that diagnostic tests for blood screening and detecting infectious diseases remain up to date. Read More
10 Facts on Mental Health
Good mental health is related to mental and psychological well-being. WHO’s work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large includes the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders. Find Out More
CamDocUK is an Association of Medical Doctors and Dentists of Cameroonian origin living and/or working in the United Kingdom. They have donated over 400 books and journals from the UK to the medical library of the University of Buea, Cameroon, and over the last year undertaken to provide up-to-date lectures in all the clinical specialties for use by the lecturers and students of the University. They have supplied medical supplies including anaesthetic & surgical gear to hospitals in Cameroon. Their Rollover Annual Charity Projects include:
- Basic needs assessment by CamDocUK members from visits & reports on General Hospitals (twinned Regions e.g. one north, one South)
- Hospital Staff educational update and training on common emergencies
- Shipment of NHS- discarded /usable items for in country use (e.g. beds, scanners, surgical equipment, angle poise lamps).
- Shipment of books journals, monographs to Hospital and Medical libraries
- Subscription to training websites CamDocUK was a partner of the 2019 CASEC Medical Mission where 2400 Internally Displaced Persons in Cameroon were served.
Donate here to support the CASEC programs including the medical missions.
Your $50.00 donation can pay for consultation and basic screening for one person.
Our Goal: To reduce the impact of cancer on African communities in diaspora and on the continent.
Mission Statement: Contribute effectively and efficiently to improvement of the community's health, focusing on increasing Cancer Awareness, Screening/prevention, Early detection and Care (CASEC).
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