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. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17
World Health Day - 7 April 2017 This 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.Learn More
Oral 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 Here 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 Alcohol use has been linked with cancers of the:
Mouth, Throat (pharynx), Voice box (larynx)
Esophagus, Liver, Colon and rectum
Breast. 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. Find 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 (www.alliswellinspire.com). 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
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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