The ACIAPO Foundation of Argentina, together with other patient associations in the region, inquired into the major difficulties encountered by affected people after they receive their diagnoses. The most frequent ones: bureaucracy and exceedingly long waiting times. GLOBALHealthPR Argentina partner Paradigma explains.

[Read more…] about Barriers to Cancer Treatment Access in Latin America

Today’s blog post comes to us from our GLOBALHealthPR partner in Australia, VIVA! Communications.

When reflecting on our nation, one tends to recall the poem I love a sunburnt country, penned by Australian author, Dorothea Mackellar in 1904. In her poem Mackeller describes our majestic, sun-drenched country as “a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.” She paints an idealised portrait of Australia as a “wide brown land” of “far horizons,” a land of “jewel-sea”.

Mackellar’s romantic “land of the rainbow gold” continues to ring true to an extent. However, it is the health of her population that is suffering from the weight of chronic disease. [Read more…] about The Disheartening State of Our Nation’s Health

Today’s post comes to us from Eric Gaxiola of our GLOBALHealthPR partner in Mexico, PR Partners.

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Throughout the month of October, countries around the world joined together to raise awareness about the importance of routine screening and early diagnosis for breast cancer.

In Mexico, the PR Partners team led an awareness campaign called “Pink Victory” that successfully reached a sizeable percentage of the population.  The campaign was spurred by a joint effort between Pfizer, the Mexican Soccer Federation and Voit. The campaign consisted of all Mexican Soccer League games playing with a pink soccer ball. Additionally, in some cities, there were information booths and the opportunity to perform mammograms outside the stadium. [Read more…] about Mexico Sports Pink in October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Guess What PR Scores a Win for Women’s Health in Portugal

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It’s a pleasure to announce that our GLOBALHealthPR partner in Portugal, Guess What PR, has won the Merit Award for Excellence in Communication in the category of Communication and Social Responsibility during the Portuguese Association of Corporate Communication (APCE)‘s 2013 Awards event! The annual APCE Gala was held in Lisbon on the evening of Tuesday, 16 July.

The award was for Guess What’s ovarian cancer awareness campaign, carried out on behalf of the Portuguese League Against Cancer and Roche Portugal. Ovarian cancer is the seventh-leading cause of death globally for women. [Read more…] about It’s Awards Season for GLOBALHealthPR Partners! (Continued)