Fighting Childhood Cancer in Swaziland
Bongiwe Dlamini (Sr Health Education Programm Officer Ministry of Health), Dr Lukhule (Director Child Health MOH), Adri Ludick (Children's Cancer Foundation of South Africa), Denise Mortlock (Rocking Horse Project), Makhosazana Hlatshwayo (Executive Director Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Swaziland), Carl Queiros
You may recall the story of Sibongakonke, the precious 3 year old little boy who developed retinoblastoma, a fast growing yet curable eye cancer. Sibo was not diagnosed in time to save his life and, after much suffering, passed away in April.
All4Jesus is grateful to announce that we have partnered with the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa and the Rocking Horse Project of Swaziland to begin nationwide Early Detection Cancer Training this October. It is our hope, that through this training, not another child will suffer as Sibo did. Even though Sibongakonke had only a little time on this earth, God is using his life in a big way to change childhood cancer in Swaziland. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers all over Swaziland will be trained on how to detect cancer in its early stages. We will also be addressing the issue of delayed cancer treatment. It sometimes takes up to 2 years from the time a child receives a cancer diagnosis until the child is admitted for treatment. In most cases, the child has passed the point of any medical cure and must enter hospice care to die. We have asked the officials to investigate and address these very serious delays.
Training will be conducted Oct 2 - 6, 2017. We cannot thank you enough for making this possible!
This program is dedicated in loving memory of Sibongakonke.
October 9, 2014 - April 18, 2017.