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News Article | February 16, 2017
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UN's Sustainable Development Goal 3, which promotes health and well-being for all, helps balance healthcare provision and healthcare financing, as well as addressing various challenges faced by ordinary citizens. The complexities of healthcare access and financing were clearly shown in a moving life experience of a 13-year old Nigerian orphan named Praise Sunday during a church service on Sunday 12th February 2017 at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos, Nigeria. In an armed robbery on May 8th 2016, Praise Sunday tragically lost his mother and sister. During this ordeal, the young boy, whose father passed away several years earlier, sustained life-threatening injuries to his throat. Praise and his extended family members sought medical assistance across Nigeria, depleting their financial means as he underwent seven surgeries. Left with a tracheostomy tube in his throat which enabled him to breathe, he was completely unable to talk and communicated only through writing. In September 2016, they sought aid at The SCOAN, a religious institution known for its extensive charitable endeavours. The General Overseer, T.B. Joshua, through the humanitarian arm of his faith-based organization, financed a delicate and complex health procedure carried out in Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Specialists, Dr Martin Vanlierde and Professor Mark De Groot, undertook the corrective surgery to restore Praise's ability to both breathe and speak normally again. The procedure was successful and his speedy recovery exceeded expectations. The total cost of Praise's travelling expenses, welfare and medical bills was US$50,000 - all financed by T.B. Joshua's faith-based organisation. During a live broadcast of his story on Emmanuel TV, T.B. Joshua addressed the congregation, encouraging faith leaders and medical doctors to work together to address the societal conundrum, related to healthcare access today. He said: "If God's servants and doctors work together, there will be no limit to what they can achieve. The medicine doctors use comes from nature and our God is the God of nature." The SCOAN has previously financed other medical trips, including a Nigerian policeman who received more than $25,000 to be flown to India for a complicated medical procedure to restore his damaged urinary system after he was shot by gunmen during duty hours. With their collaborative effort, faith-based organisations, such as The SCOAN, which helped turn a young boy's ordeal into an inspiring story, can largely enhance healthcare access and its financing.


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

UN's Sustainable Development Goal 3, which promotes health and well-being for all, helps balance healthcare provision and healthcare financing, as well as addressing various challenges faced by ordinary citizens. The complexities of healthcare access and financing were clearly shown in a moving life experience of a 13-year old Nigerian orphan named Praise Sunday during a church service on Sunday 12th February 2017 at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos, Nigeria. In an armed robbery on May 8th 2016, Praise Sunday tragically lost his mother and sister. During this ordeal, the young boy, whose father passed away several years earlier, sustained life-threatening injuries to his throat. Praise and his extended family members sought medical assistance across Nigeria, depleting their financial means as he underwent seven surgeries. Left with a tracheostomy tube in his throat which enabled him to breathe, he was completely unable to talk and communicated only through writing. In September 2016, they sought aid at The SCOAN, a religious institution known for its extensive charitable endeavours. The General Overseer, T.B. Joshua, through the humanitarian arm of his faith-based organization, financed a delicate and complex health procedure carried out in Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Specialists, Dr Martin Vanlierde and Professor Mark De Groot, undertook the corrective surgery to restore Praise's ability to both breathe and speak normally again. The procedure was successful and his speedy recovery exceeded expectations. The total cost of Praise's travelling expenses, welfare and medical bills was US$50,000 - all financed by T.B. Joshua's faith-based organisation. During a live broadcast of his story on Emmanuel TV, T.B. Joshua addressed the congregation, encouraging faith leaders and medical doctors to work together to address the societal conundrum, related to healthcare access today. He said: "If God's servants and doctors work together, there will be no limit to what they can achieve. The medicine doctors use comes from nature and our God is the God of nature." The SCOAN has previously financed other medical trips, including a Nigerian policeman who received more than $25,000 to be flown to India for a complicated medical procedure to restore his damaged urinary system after he was shot by gunmen during duty hours. With their collaborative effort, faith-based organisations, such as The SCOAN, which helped turn a young boy's ordeal into an inspiring story, can largely enhance healthcare access and its financing.


News Article | February 17, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

El Tercer Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible de la ONU, que promueve las salud y el bienestar para todos, ayuda a equilibrar la provisión de atención médica y la financiación de la atención médica, además de abordar diversos desafíos que enfrentan los ciudadanos ordinarios. Las complejidades del acceso y la financiación de la atención médica quedaron claramente a la vista en una conmovedora experiencia de vida de un huérfano nigeriano de 13 años de edad, llamado Praise Sunday, durante un servicio religioso el domingo 12 de febrero de 2017 en The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN, la Sinagoga, Iglesia de Todas las Naciones), Lagos, Nigeria. En un robo a mano armada el 8 de mayo de 2016, Praise Sunday perdió trágicamente a su madre y su hermana. En esta trágica experiencia, el jovencito, cuyo padre había fallecido varios años antes, recibió heridas potencialmente fatales en la garganta. Praise y los miembros de su numerosa familia buscaron asistencia médica en toda Nigeria, agotando sus recursos financieros a medida que era sometido a siete cirugías. Con un tubo de traqueostomía en la garganta para permitirle respirar, era completamente incapaz de hablar, y se comunicaba únicamente por escrito. En septiembre de 2016, buscaron ayuda en The SCOAN, una institución religiosa conocida por sus extensas obras caritativas. El Supervisor General, T.B. Joshua, a través del brazo humanitario de su organización de base religiosa, financió un procedimiento médico delicado y complejo que se realizó en el Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Los especialistas, el doctor Martin Vanlierde y el profesor Mark De Groot, llevaron a cabo la cirugía correctiva para restablecer la capacidad de Praise para respirar y hablar normalmente. El procedimiento fue exitoso, y su rápida recuperación superó las expectativas. El costo total de los gastos de viaje, asistencia y facturas médicas de Praise fue de 50.000 dólares estadounidenses, todo financiado por la organización religiosa de T.B. Joshua. Durante una emisión en vivo de esta historia por Emmanuel TV, T.B. Joshua habló a la congregación, alentando a líderes religiosos y a médicos a trabajar juntos para abordar el acertijo societario relativo al acceso a la atención médica en la actualidad. Comentó: "Si los servidores de Dios y los médicos trabajan juntos, no habrá límite a lo que pueden lograr. La medicina que usan los médicos viene de la naturaleza, y nuestro Dios es el Dios de la naturaleza". The SCOAN anteriormente ha financiado otros viajes por razones médicas, entre ellos a un policía nigeriano que recibió más de 25.000 dólares para volar a la India para un complicado procedimiento médico a fin de restaurar su sistema urinario, dañado tras ser baleado por delincuentes mientras estaba en servicio. Con su esfuerzo colaborativo, las organizaciones de base religiosa como The SCOAN, que ayudó a convertir el martirio de un joven en una historia inspiradora, pueden mejorar mucho el acceso a la atención médica y su financiamiento.


Gudgeon A.,Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
South African Medical Journal | Year: 2014

Systemic treatment for breast cancer is given as neoadjuvent therapy to reduce tumour bulk before surgery, and as adjuvant therapy after surgery to control micrometastatic disease, reduce tumour bulk and improve quality of life in metastatic disease. Systemic therapy is divided into endocrine therapy, chemotherapy and biological response modifier therapy. All therapies will cause a higher rate of anxiety and depression, and loss of libido, which for many is a major problem. In pre-menopausal patients fertility issues should be discussed as the agents used can cause a decrease in or, in some cases, loss of fertility.

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