The Patcha Foundation eNewsletter Issue 46, March 2017
TODAY, MARCH 8, IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the US count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer (also called colorectal cancer).Get the Facts
WHO: Two thirds of all cancer deaths occur in Africa, Asia To commemorate World Cancer Day 2017, WHO indiacted that there are over 8.8 million deaths from cancer yearly and two-thirds occur in Africa and Asia. “The situation for pathology services was even more challenging..."Read More
Africa: Want to Prevent Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer? Get Moving... Now! Tired, lazy, bored, laying down long hours watching TV or seated checking your email? Wrong. And dangerous: not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression and other non-communicable diseases.. Read More
96 percent of the world’s genetic data is from white people — here’s how we change that There are more than 3 billion people including Africans who do not contribute sufficient genomic data. To deliver any precision medicine programs in these countries means that pharmaceutical and medical companies need to have that data.Read More
National Kidney Month This month, give your kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. Kidney disease is significantly under diagnosed and excessive protein in the urine, which can be easily detected with a simple lab test, is one of the earliest signs of kidney damage Rate Your Risk Quiz
the IYA Foundation Promoting chronic kidney disease education, awareness, early detection and organ donation. In hue of the rising population of African migrants suffering from kidney disease, The Iya Foundation, through its program The Iya Project Kidney Disease Awareness Program (TIP-KAP), is designed to identify members in this community at high risk for kidney disease; develop community based approaches for improving detection and control, and educate individuals and professionals for best practices for early detection and treatment. 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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