Monday, May 12, 2014

Saturday May 10th was the Global Lupus Awareness Day

We closed off with Susan van der Walt - From the Eagles Flight Ministry to tell us more about Lupus. Saturday May 10th was the Global Lupus Awareness Day. It is a united awareness campaign by lupus organizations around the world as it’s estimated that five million or more people worldwide suffer from lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain which often attacks young women of childbearing age, but individuals of any age or gender can develop lupus. World Lupus Day focuses on the need for heightened public awareness, improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and a cure for lupus, enhanced physician diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally. For further information go to www.eaglesflightministry.co.za 

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