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The Life's Second Chance foundation was born with a vision of creating a world where people suffering from cancer get the best medical help and attention. By establishing hospitals and research centers, patients can be treated with dignity, comfort and hope. The Life's Second Chance Foundation Hospital's appeal was launched in 2005. Their hope is to raise funds to equip and furnish the first ever cancer care and research training center in Ethiopia with the most up-to-date medical equipment. These facilities will ensure that thousands of cancer victims and their families have access to services, treatments, support and education. At present, with no care facilities, they have no alternative but to live and die with their cancer. The foundation is rooted in a unique mission to fight cancer on four fronts: patient services, research, education, and advocacy.

  • 77 Million people in Ethiopia
  • 1 Doctor for every 40,000 people
  • 1 Nurse for every 8,000 people
  • 1 Program to deal with cancer
  • 1 Cobalt Machine to serve 77 million people
  • 65,000-115,000 new cancer cases each year, increasing by 5% every year
  • Cancer: Cervical: 33%, Breast: 19%, and head and neck: 17%
  • Tikur Anbesa hospital can treat only 500 patients a year Cancer kills twice the number of people than does HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

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