Patcha Foundation eNewsletter April 2017
The Patcha Foundation eNewsletter                        Issue 47, April 2017
APRIL is Minority Health Month

Ending health disparities includes addressing the social and economic condition of our communities. #NMHM17 

World Health Day - 7 April 2017
World Health Day 2017 poster: African regionThis year's theme is depression.
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships, the ability to earn a living, and can lead to suicide.
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photo of an African American maleOral Cancer Awareness Month
Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer?
Yes, African American men are one of the groups at highest risk for oral cancer. Most cases of oral cancer are linked to cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both.
Learn More. 

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Story image for testicular cancer from The SunHere you can find out all about testicular cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, how it is found, and how it is treated.  Read More

Alcohol Awareness Month
CocktailAlcohol use has been linked with cancers of the:
Mouth, Throat (pharynx), Voice box (larynx)
Esophagus, Liver, Colon and rectum
  Read More 

World Health Rankings for Cancers
Cameroon is one of only a few African countries with a high incidence of Oral cancer.
Go to this interactive map to find out the ranking of other countries
ind out how countries rank

The Startling Rise in Oral Cancer in Men

The increase is mostly linked to smoking, alcohol use, a combination of both and HPV. Read More 

This non-profit organization is committed to using the power of generosity to positively impact people, by providing access to clean drinking water to people in developing countries and helping people in the homeless community become self-sufficient. Geneority:Global exists to provide sustainable aid and resources to improve people’s lives.
Rich Akwo is the Founder / Executive Director of Generosity: Global. He is also the Founder and Chief Encouraging Optimist of the ALL IS WELL –INSPIRE clothing company ( Generosity: Global does work not only in America, but also in Africa, focusing on bringing access to clean drinking water to villages in need.  Under Rich’s leadership, the organization has provided meals and life resources to over 20,000 homeless men, women and children in the Baltimore area, and has also brought clean drinking water to over 6,000 people in remote areas of Cameroon.   Find out More
Make Prevention Your Priority

Say NO to Cancer

Go Here to Understand Your Cancer Risk
Go Here for Screening Guidelines


Please support the CASEC programs including the medical mission to Cameroon.
Your $50.00 donation can pay for consultation and basic screening for one person.  


>CASEC Medical Mission June 25th to 30th
>CASEC Awards Gala October 14th 
>CASEC Walk to Fight Cancer and...WIN! September 30th
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).
For more about the foundation visit www, . Contact us at
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Information presented in this eNewsletter is for awareness and educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. The Patcha Foundation has no control over the linked content from third party sites and accepts no responsibility or liability for errors, omissions or article content. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

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