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UN Launches ‘Polio Eradication Drive’

Secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has launched a national polio vaccination campaign in Angola, where the crippling disease has returned despite being eradicated in 2001.

Ban, who praised the Government for its leadership on the issue, pointed out that, "Polio eradication must be treated as a public health emergency."

Ban further stressed the need to also keep track of the situation, improve the water supply, and create a clean environment and strong surveillance system.

South Africa to Host Malaria Conference

Durban will host the 6th Multilateral Initiative Conference on Malaria in 2013.

The conference, which is the world's largest gathering of the malaria community, will be attended by researchers, public health officials and policy makers to discuss developments in the treatment of malaria.

Medical Research Council’s Dr Jayshree Raman, says that the event is going to focus on the issue of elimination and the possible vaccine that is going to be released, hoping sometime soon.

TB Deaths on the Decline – WHO

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that the number of people contracting TB and dying from the disease is on the decline.

Experts say this is a milestone for public health globally, with the report showing that the number of people who fell ill with TB dropping from 8.8 million in 2010 after peaking at nine million in 2005.

Director at the WHO Stop TB campaign, Mario Raviglione, points out that, says this is the first time they report a drop in the number of cases as well as sustained decline in the number of deaths due to Tuberculosis.

25 000 Signed Up for a Cancer-Free World

To help focus the world’s attention on the global cancer burden, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) collected more than 25 000 signatures towards the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) World Cancer Declaration, was a campaign aimed at collecting a million signatures which were presented to the United Nations at its Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011.

Cancer Screening Saves Lives Everyday

The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA) eight mobile health clinics travel to remote rural areas throughout South Africa to provide free Pap smears and clinical breast examinations to women who would otherwise not have the opportunity to get screened for cervical and breast cancer.

Regular cancer screening (for cervical, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers) is also done at CANSA’s more than 50 Care Centres countrywide.

CANSA - Caring for People Living With Cancer

For each person diagnosed, cancer is a unique experience. How people cope when diagnosed, during or after treatment (or even when in remission), is different for each individual. No two people will travel the same journey during and after a cancer treatment. However, one common thread in all people with cancer is the need for a good support system.

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) provides holistic care and support to cancer survivors from the time of diagnosis through all phases of need, including survivorship.

Cancer-Care Coping Kit

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