In 2012, The MAX Foundation awarded four grants to selected patient support groups and oncology centers in emerging countries. The Association for Health Promotion and Social Well-Being in Togo (APSBES) was amongst the four finalists selected. The grants in the amount of US $4,000.00 allowed APSBES to carry out a Pilot Project on Hand Washing in Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lomé (CHU Lomé) as a measure for infection control in the Department of Pediatric Oncology.
Read more to find out how the project in Togo has evolved to help children undergoing cancer treatment at APSBES.
Posted by Danielle Matia on May 23, 2013 | Comments: 0
It was my first trip to CML Horizons, a conference organized annually by the CML Advocates Network. For those of you new to the CML Advocates Network, it is an international network of CML patient group organizers. Initiated in 2007, the CML Advocates Network provided patient advocates a forum in which to network, share information, and find support groups regardless of geographic distances. Each year they host a conference for the community of CML patient leaders, which features medical updates, best practice sharing, and advocacy training.
Click here for a link to archived video presentations from CML Horizons.
In this blog, I have shared lessons learned and tips from this informative and highly engaging conference.
Posted by Ann Novakowski on May 20, 2013 | Comments: 0
As a tribute to mothers around the world, the 2013 Colors of Hope Art Collection currently features artwork from individuals affected by cancer, reflecting the universally meaningful impact of mothers. The myriad of themes reflected in these pieces, from nurturer, to defender, to a beacon of hope and strength, illustrates the critical role of mothers and motherhood throughout the world and celebrates the beauty and strength that they bring to our lives.
Posted by Erin L. Schneider on May 10, 2013 | Comments: 0