|The E-Newsletter of Cancer Patients Aid Association||
|World No Tobacco Day 2007 - "Smoke Free Environment"|
year, 31st May is observed as "World No Tobacco Day" the world
over to create awareness about the ill-effects
of tobacco. Each year India and CPAA have been singled out for praise from
WHO for creating unique programmes which draw huge amounts of attention.
This year's theme promotes 100% smoke-free environments as the only effective way to protect people everywhere from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.
CPAA will organise the following events for WNTD 2007:
23rd May-ENT Check up for BEST (Wadala)
Kishanchand Shahani Clinical Diagnostic Centre
|International Conferences & Training Programs|
Regional Meeting, Bali
Meghana Suchak our Counselling Psychologist was invited to present a paper and chair a session at the recently held regional meet of the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organization (ICCCPO) from the 5-7th of April. There were representatives from 61 nations for this meet. The theme was exchanging information and ideas to tackle the obstacles that parents face in their fight against cancer.
Meghana made a presentation "Understanding the coping mechanisms of parents whose children suffer from cancer" which highlighted different methods used by parents in such a situation.
The survivors session that she chaired threw light on some of the problems faced by survivors and what can be done to make them feel more in control of their lives while they are going through their treatments.
APCASOT Training Programme, Brisbane
Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants are offered by the
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and the Cancer Council Australia
to develop cancer control capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. The grants
provide selected Fellows with a unique training and development experience
and by providing the hosting cancer societies the opportunity to
contribute to cancer control in the Asia-Pacific region.
|PATIENT CARE-Rs. 225,017 disbursed|
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