Supporting Public Institutions

Cancer is typically associated with its high economical and emotional costs. In many cases, the emotional cost is aggravated due to the lack of financial resources to receive a proper treatment. This is more common in developing countries since cancer is not exempt of economic inequality. According to the WHO ““More than 60% of the world’s total cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and these regions account for about 70% of the world’s cancer deaths, a situation that is made worse by the lack of early detection and access to treatment.”.

In Mexico, in 2015, according to the “Mexicans health report of 2016” published by Secretariat of Health, only 14.8% of women between the ages 40 and 69 had access to a mammography, even though the WHO recommends the coverage to be at 70%.

We have to admit that some improvements have been made. Thanks to the creation of the Seguro Popular, and that they now cover more types of cancer. However, there are still many types of cancer that are not covered by this institution, which costs have to be faced by 40% of the population that do not count with another type of health insurance. Amongst the types of cancer that are not covered by the Seguro Popular, the most important one is lung cancer, one of the most deadly and recurrent types of cancer.

In Oleadas de Luz we believe in the Universal Right to Health, which is why, due to the lack of coverage of the public sector, and the inaccessibility of the private sector for most of the population, we believe that our contribution is paramount to help cover the costs of treatment and early detection. Our contributions are in the form of:

  • Medical equipment
  • Medical equipment consumables and maintenance
  • Drugs and treatments
  • Healthy leisure activities for children and teenagers

For 11 years, the Event For Them … has raised more than 14 million pesos to purchase medical equipment, supplies and treatment for the State Oncology Center and the Child Hemato-Oncology Unit of the Juan María de Salvatierra Hospital. Both in the city of La Paz B.C.S