Sightsavers: Promoting the Rights of those with Disabilities

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Health care | Posted on 21-07-2018

Sightsavers as an organization has helped millions of lives across the globe especially people with disabilities more so the visually impaired, and with this they have created many more opportunities for help.

On the 3rd of July 2018, the organization’s Uganda office participated in a summit prepared by the Government of Uganda, through the Gender, Labour, and Social Development Minister; Hon. Janat Mukwaya, on National Disability Dialogue. The summit was being held in preparation for the Global Disability Summit that shall be taking place on the 24th of July.

With an estimated one billion people across the world living with disabilities, the Ugandan Government sought to find out ways of achieving Sustainable Development Goals that benefits even those with disabilities, and Sightsavers Uganda was there to have an input in the discussions.

Not only is the Ugandan Government seeking for those with disabilities to be on the receiving end of sustainable development, but to also be part of the plans and strategies put in place to achieve it.

The Ugandan Government has also a set of commitment that seeks to align with those of the global disability summit which include, tackling stigma and discrimination, inclusion in education, economic empowerment, and the harnessing of technology and innovation.

Sightsavers was represented in the summit by its Uganda office Country Director, Dr. Johnson Ngorok who lauded the summit as he felt it gave those with disabilities an opportunity to interact with policymakers in the process of formulating policies that touched directly on them.

Other than participating in government forums, Sightsavers does take an active role in ensuring that people with disabilities get to live as normal and happy lives as possible. In one of their YouTube videos, the organization highlights the story of a Malawian boy by the name of Peter aged eight, and who was born with hydrocephalus which is a condition that causes fluid on the brain.

In Peter’s early years, he suffered stigmatization as his teacher, Emma Magaso, says that no one wanted to associate with him including children his own age. However, through the help of Sightsavers, which helps run early childhood development in Malawi, Peter was enrolled in a pre-school and the act helped him greatly, in that he was able to learn, improve physically and most importantly, made some friends.

Through all that, Peter has now joined Primary School, and Ben Chikaipa, who works for Sightsavers, says the perception towards Peter from others has also changed gradually.

Elysium Health Is Bringing Cellular Health to the Masses

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business, Health, Health care, Health Sector | Posted on 01-05-2018

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When people think about staying healthy, there is a focus on proper eating and regular exercise. However, one of the biggest health breakthroughs of the last quarter century has been the emphasis on cellular health. Now, one company wants to offer a simple way to help support the health of your cells. That company, Elysium Health, is changing the way people look at cellular health.

Why is cellular health so important? Quite simply, cells are the building blocks of your body. Now, Elysium Health has introduced Basis, a breakthrough proactive supplement designed specifically to support cellular health.

Elysium Health makes a daily supplement called Basis. When taken daily, Basis has been proven to increase and sustain levels of NAD+. NAD+ plays a major role in many of our cellular functions such as DNA protection and circadian rhythms. NAD+ declines in levels as we age, and those processes stop functioning.

Basis contains two molecules that have been proven, in clinical trials, to increase e NAD+ levels by an average of  40 percent.

You can purchase Basis on Elysium Health’s website. Each jar of Basis contains a month’s worth of supplement. This means that the company sells Basis as monthly subscriptions. A standard monthly subscription costs $50 each month. Longer subscriptions cost more upfront but offer discounts on the monthly rate. A six-month subscription costs $270, breaking down to $45 per month. A twelve-month subscription costs $480, breaking down to $40 per month. 

 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America are fighting to end Prostate Cancer

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Cancer, Health care | Posted on 28-11-2017

Getting a professional screen is the most effective way to prevent prostate cancer. That is the reason why The Cancer Society of America has been pleased to work well with the NFLA and also LabCorp to raise awareness regarding the value of screening. They also show the advancements made in analyzing methods, identification and treatment alternatives (including busy surveillance), in checking for terrible diseases prostate cancer. A PSA test, which will drop out a particular range considered ordinary or irregular, doesn’t necessarily mean cancer and it doesn’t dictate the sort of treatment you get. A second opinion is always necessary. But, a higher PSA level can suggest greater risk of cancer and needs to be discussed promptly by doctor.

Eligible men can dictate their discounted or free PSA screening by seeing Prostate Speaking or Health Testing Centers. The Prostate pep-talk campaign is the main proponent of the professionally administered tests. Testing will be carried out by LabCorp and can be found at any one of LabCorp’s patient service centers around the nation. Men with an increased PSA out of a particular range that is considered normal could be at higher risk for cancer and may talk to their doctor to ascertain the upcoming actions which are most appropriate for their requirements. Elevated PSA levels don’t necessarily indicate prostate cancer. The Cancer Society of America recommends getting a secondary evaluation after you have received your PSA for more accurate results. This service is guaranteed to provide results that will be very beneficial to the men of America.

“LabCorp is very happy to team up using all the NFL’s resources. The Prostate Pep Talk effort helps to enhance health and improve lifestyles for men all over the nation. Finding a PSA screening may help men and their nearest and dearest make more informed treatment and monitoring decisions. This is slated to be an excellent movement.

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