EDUCATIONAL APPROACH TO DISEASES PREVENTION: THECURE OF THE FUTURE J. García López, F. Astorga-Paliza, O. Velázquez Ríos, J. Vega Villanueva, D. del Bosque Villarreal, D. Franco Peñuelas Jgl_51192@hotmail.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Background • The struggle for survival as mankind’s biggest issue through the course of time • Education and learning: The birth of the ultimate solution • Prevention; The forge of the future
The fundamentals of life • Health, “Life’s wealth” • Health at risk, a general overview • Preventing a disastrous future
The new era • Planet evolution • “Old problems vs. New problems” • Life’s new “Grim Reaper”
Cancer • What is cancer? • The death bringing factor
Cancer • Grasping a new hope. The “new” way to treat cancer.
So, ultimately, what is the main problem concerning how cancer is treated?
The biggest problems • No serious information about the topic is given to the masses • Information flows through limited sources • Ignorance about cancer and similar pathologies • Reluctance to know about cancer • Indifference
The biggest problems • The lack of serious and long-lasting campaigns against cancer and similar pathologies from the secretariat of education, health and government in general • The lack of a “self-exploration” culture
Mexico : A new hope • Mexico: Entrepreneur, innovator, pioneer; A great example to follow • Sexual education, the key to a better future, right under our noses • Foreseeing the ultimate cure • In Mexico, the impartation of sexual education dates from more than 40 years ago. • 1932, Narcisso Bassols initiated sexual education in schools. • Sexual education started since the early 30’s and 40’s, but is until the early 60’s and 70’s that we see a real change • Mexican president Luis Echeverría Álvarez implemented the actual model of sexual education in 1974
Mexico: A new hope Since the implementation of a direct prevention campaign in the education system in Mexico, the incidence of these kinds of pathologies has… DECREASED
Facts • 2008: Mexico registered a population of 109,600,000 inhabitants (approximately). 200,000 (220,000 in 2009) lived with AIDS or other STDs. At the end of 2007, the number of deaths due to these pathologies was about 11,000. In the past, this changed radically with the course of the years
Facts • 1990: About 55 or 60,000 people lived with AIDS or STDs • 1992: The number grew by 10,000 people • From 1993-2000, a pattern is found: the incidence grew every year by 10,000 or 5,000 people. But, starting in 2000, it changed • Since 2000 and to date, the growth rate of people living with aids is decreasing
Facts • For the following years (2000-present), the incidence of these kind of diseases or pathologies maintained a certain balance; that is, by not increasing at all, or increasing in small amounts. • Something similar happens with the incidence of AIDS. From 1996 to 2002, the incidence of these agents kept increasing in a moderate rate.
Facts • But, from then on, it varied; from 2002 to our present days, the incidence of these pathologies was reduced gradually. In 2003, the number of people affected by them were, approximately, 7,213, and it kept decreasing (5,701 in 2004, 4,796 in 2005, etc.).
In reality… This represents the benefits of a good prevention campaign, and presents it as nothing more than an asset to humanity; one that can change things for good and that can, in essence, become a future solution for these kinds of problems…
The real answer • Patience as a major asset • Prevention; the real deal
So, finally…. What are we trying to do? What do we propose? What is our ultimate goal?
By doing so, wouldn’t the incidence of cancer, and that of other pathologies, drop in Mexico and the world?
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