lunes, 4 de marzo de 2019

WORLD ELEPHANTIASIS DAY – INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN


This is a homage to those who suffered in the past, and are still suffering to this day, with lymphatic oedemas. No matter what the cause or setting of lymphedema, be it due to filariasis (Lymphatic filariasis), Podoconiosis, Birth Related Primary Lymphedema, or Secondary Lymphedema due to surgical interventions, traumas, etc, all need exactly the same treatment and compression garments, to control the advance and progression of the disease. There is nowadays a good treatment option for lymphedema, and there is no justification, neither economical and least ethical-medical, for not treating patients. For information on what is the bet treatment for lymphedema:
http://www.linfedemagalicia.com/2018/07/which-is-best-treatment-for-lymphedema.html 



The health care cost for treating lymphedema, sums far less than many likewise chronic diseases, that need everyday expensive drug treatments. In comparison, the yearly treatment expense for lymphedema generally consists, of only 10 sessions of physiotherapy and 2 compression garments, with no other expense in costly drug treatments or regular clinical analysis. But even so, a good deal of national health services worldwide prefer choosing the no treatment option, and investing little or nothing on treatment for lymphedema. So for the time being, globally we will still see Stage-3- Elephantiasis around, for more decades to come. The lack of conscience and economical-political-health policies, of not investing in lymphedema treatment, is the number one plague of one of the worlds most disfiguring and disabling disease.


Interesting Reference: (Click on the text):


JOURNEE MONDIALE DE L’ELEPHANTIASIS, WELT-ELEFANTIASIS-TAG, , GIORNATA MONDIALE ELEFANTIASIS, WERELDOLIFANTIASISISDAG, DZIEŃ ŚWIATA ELEPHANTIASISIS, 世界淋巴日- 象皮肿, 世界のリンパ浮腫の日- 象皮病.


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CAMPAIGN
 


For global awareness it is being asked that the 
WHO - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
name: 
"LYMPHEDEMA - AWARENESS & CURES"
as its World Health Day campaign - 2018

  

  KATHY BATES
LYMPHEDEMA EMBASSADOR


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