International Childhood Cancer Day
20% Fewer Oncologists than Two Years Ago in South Africa
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI) is celebrated around the world each year on February 15th. CCI – a global network of 171 member organisations in 88 countries including our member organisation is committed to working with its international partners including the World Health Organization, SIOP, […]
Why Delays to Fixing Health Care are Bad News for South Africans
City Press reports that cancer patients in South Africa are bearing the brunt of, not only the disease, but also the health system. Not only is there a shortage of radiographers, ageing equipment and an overload of cancer patients, but South Africa faces a massive oncologist crisis, with a progressive decrease in clinical and radiation oncologists in the academic and state sector.
The UK’s Response to Under-Doctoring in Poorer Areas
The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again. It was compiled by an inquiry panel made up of medical, legal and economic experts. The panel heard submissions from a range of stakeholders including members of the public, civil society organisations as well […]
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.
Childhood Cancer – What is to Blame for It?
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 […]
The Cancer Caregiver Action Plan
Most individuals who have not been affected by childhood cancer mistakenly believe that childhood cancer is caused by genetic or environmental factors, not simply bad luck, according to a new study by medical researchers at UNSW. The team of researchers has highlighted community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied. […]
The Cancer Caregiver Action Plan was developed to serve as a workbook for every individual’s needs and is comprised of two chapters