What does The RACE for Children Act Mean?
The Inimitable Dr Audrey Evans, Modern Hero
Most paediatric cancer patients are subjected to treatments that are not designed for a child’s developing body. This is because there has been too little research into Childhood Cancer and too few new medications to treat childhood cancer. According to the Coalition against Childhood Cancer, a mere 4 % of America’s National Cancer Institute’s budget […]
Kwazulu-Natal Cancer Patients Dying While Waiting For Treatment
Dr. Audrey Evans is a world-renowned oncologist whose career has spanned more than 60 years. As the co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (1974), the first Ronald McDonald House in the world that led to the creation of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the co-founder of St. James School (2011), a faith-based middle school […]
Africa/America Partnership to Fight Childhood Cancer in Africa
Four months ago the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) released a scathing report detailing the collapse of cancer services in the province. The document accused the KwaZulu-Natal health department and its MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, of failing patients. Waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown by almost 30% as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble and stall. According to information […]
United Challenge ~ Cycling 440 Kilometres in 24 Hours for Childhood Cancer!!!
A comprehensive initiative called Global HOPE (Haematology-Oncology Paediatric Excellence) has recently been launched in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi. The $100m Paediatric Haematology-Oncology treatment network has been created in order to build long-term capacity to treat and dramatically improve the prognosis of thousands of children with cancer and blood disorders […]
Low Cost Cancer Treatment Centre Targets Low Income Groups
The Cycle Race Across Mpumalanga 5th October 2015!! Francois will depart on his epic race-against-time from just outside Hoedspruit @ 14:00 on Monday 5th October in his attempt to cycle 440 Kilometres in 24 Hours!!! Mpumalanga, formally known as Eastern Transvaal, and locally referred to as ‘The Place Where the Sun Rises’ is considered to be […]
As an oncologist at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Catherine Nyongesa knows the suffering that cancer patients go through waiting for between six months to a year for treatment. Despite being the national referral hospital, KNH has only two radiotherapy machines — the only ones in the entire public health sector. Only a few can afford […]