Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Crash HUGE Loss for Childhood Cancer in Africa
Why are Children with Cancer in South Africa Dying in Unbearable Pain?
Childhood Cancer in Africa has very high mortality rates due to ignorance about the disease, lack of money and equipment as well as trained Paediatric Oncology professionals, and it got set back decades by the tragic loss of the lives of 3 healthcare workers, valued members of the team at World Eye Cancer Hope UK, […]
The UK’s Response to Under-Doctoring in Poorer Areas
Government has not implemented its Palliative Care Plan I had a patient last year, a four-year-old boy, with a type of cancer called neuroblastoma. After initial treatment, the cancer came back, growing in the confined space between his spine and stomach, causing unbearable pain. His mother was a police officer; a strong, stoical woman who […]
Are Doctors Turning Down Rural Community Service Posts Being ‘Picky’?
Yesterday we did a post on the shortage of doctors in rural areas in South Africa and the fact that hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because they turned down posts in rural hospitals. It seems this is not only a problem in South Africa, […]
Is Bacon Really Carcinogenic?
After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Amy Green writes in Health-e News on an investigation into whether these health professionals are being “picky” and what possible solutions there are […]
Leading Cancer Expert Resigns after Disclosure – Joins Drug Makers
The head of the UN agency that provoked a massive outcry and some ridicule when it declared that bacon, red meat and glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer has defended its work, denying the announcements were mishandled and insisting on its independence.
17,000+ Chemotherapy Drugs Donated to Ethiopian Childhood Cancer Children
Dr José Baselga resigns from as one of the editors-in-chief of the American Association for Cancer Research‘s journal Cancer Discovery, after he failed to accurately disclose his conflicts of interest in dozens of articles in medical journals. Now employed by drug manufacturer AstraZeneca.
Kids Kicking Cancer – Power Peace Purpose
THE ACCESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER ESSENTIALS (ACCESS) INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CRITICAL MEDICINES • Multistakeholder partnership seeks to enhance care for children with cancer in Africa • Provides life-saving cancer medicines to children in Ethiopia in collaboration with Teva • Funds critical research on childhood cancer medicine needs and access barriers in East Africa Access […]
Thank You❣️ Harcourts Winelands ?
Last week I was privileged to have been invited to the official South African Launch of a program for children with cancer called Kids Kicking Cancer! Kids Kicking Cancer is an initiative that was started in America in 1999 by Founding Director, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg (Rabbi G), and began providing classes in several public hospitals in […]
Trial Offers Hope for Child Cancer Sufferers
A few weeks ago the Little Fighters Cancer Trust was contacted by Hettie Denysschen from Harcourts Winelands, who had found out about the work that we do with Children with Cancer and their Families via social media, and had selected LFCT as a beneficiary. We spoke a few times over the following weeks and the […]
Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects around 100 children the UK annually. Neuroblastoma is also one of the most common childhood cancers in South Africa, and it can be very aggressive and hard to treat. In early 2017, Luke Bell from Darlington began falling asleep in his school lessons, prompting his worried parents to rush […]