Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation of Panama, Panamanian Association for the Prevention of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Panama Psoriasis Foundation unite for PSD

Monday, 18 December 2017

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation of Panama, together with the Panamanian Association for the Prevention of Sickle Cell Anaemia and the Panama Psoriasis Foundation, came together to carry out activities in commemoration of Patient Solidarity Day. 


These three Panamanian patient organizations all IAPO members strongly believe that according to this year's theme, the main knowledge that patients must master is "self-care of health". Thus, in the search to empower them in this knowledge, they designed a brochure that clarifies definitions and provides very important tips to control one of the main risk factors of chronic non-communicable diseases: obesity. They handed out the fliers at Santo Tomás hospitals, Children's Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Complex of the Social Security Fund and Paediatric Specialties of the Social Security Fund. 


The Foundation for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Panama also prepared 100 bags of cleaning supplies which they distributed to patients in Santo Tomás, a hospital is that offers care to people without social security.


They also invited other patient organizations to accompany them during the leafleting session in Santo Tomás hospitals, Children's Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Complex of the Social Security Fund and Pediatric Specialties of the Social Security Fund.
Thy concluded their activities by saying "Power through knowledge is the best way to face a diagnosis and also the best prevention tool".