Over the past eight years Saglyk has written over twenty blog posts about how to diagnose and treat cancer – a disease that nearly everyone has been touched by in Turkmenistan, whether through a loved one, relative, friend, or neighbor.
With February 4th being World Cancer Day, we are asking you to support our public health literacy work – and our efforts to educate around cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment – by DONATING to Saglyk.org.
In the past few years, you might have come across fundraising campaigns on social media to help Turkmen nationals raise funds for cancer treatments overseas. Turkmen nationals increasingly and desperately turn to medical tourism to treat cancer, which takes them to destinations such as India, Turkey and Russia. We at Saglyk have witnessed the culture of hopelessness and the harmful myths perpetuated about cancer in Turkmen society.
2014 WHO statistical data highlights that 4,000 people die every year from cancer in Turkmenistan. Doctors and observers note that this number might be much higher. Breast cancer in women and stomach and lung cancer in men are the leading causes of mortality among cancer patients. Children diagnosed with leukemia might have 40-50% chance of survival in Turkmenistan while it is at 90% in the developed countries. Many medical professionals with expertise in the region and in Turkmenistan agree that early diagnostics and detection are poorly developed.
With our writing on cancer prevention and diagnosis, Saglyk is the only platform that has been consistently working online for the last eight years on improving health literacy in the Turkmen language.
Your donation is essential to help us continue producing content on cancer and other critical issues important for the public in Turkmenistan, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), family planning, and reproductive health.
Today we would like to tell our compatriots that cancer is not a death sentence.
Bilim rakdan üstündir! Знание сильнее рака! Knowledge is stronger than cancer!
With scientifically reliable, modern and user-friendly information on cancer prevention in Turkmen and Russian, we can improve the understanding of people living with the disease in Turkmenistan of their condition. Saglyk focuses on prevention and early diagnosis of cancer by producing user-friendly information in the Turkmen language. Detecting cancer in its early stages often provides the best options and chances for a cure. Both government and individuals have the responsibility and capacity to detect it at early stages.
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We are deeply saddened by the stories and hardships of cancer patients and their families. We are troubled by the growing medical tourism in the country. Individually we support by giving to various campaigns. As Saglyk we do not see this approach as a long-term or sustainable solution to an overwhelming public health problem. We believe that both government and individuals have the responsibility and capacity to detect cancers at early stages and make affordable treatment available in Turkmenistan. This is what we are focusing on.
Saglyk contracts doctors, medical professionals, and medical students to develop the content. Saglyk runs informational campaigns throughout the year. We use this content to disseminate the information on Facebook, Twitter and VK.
While we understand that there might be a need to develop content in both languages the demand is higher for the Turkmen language. One can easily find credible information online in the Russian language without Saglyk’s contribution. At present, Saglyk’s content is the only content in Turkmen on many medical problems and public health issues. The number of Russian speakers outside of major cities is decreasing. The need for reliable content in Turkmen is critical.
Saglyk is committed to its mission to improve health literacy and the public's engagement around public health issues. We are committed to an accountable and transparent organizational culture. All proceeds will go to Saglyk.org contributors to research and write more informative and data-driven articles in Turkmen language on early detection, treatment, and types of cancer. Donations will also support contributors to provide credible information about cancer, to answer questions from readers that come daily to Saglyk.org. Our contributors also work on providing up-to-date scientific developments and practices in this field in Turkmen.
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Please consider donating to support content development in the Turkmen language. Saglyk.org is the first and only website that provides credible public health information in the Turkmen language. It is a free public resource. Every donation counts! We need everyone’s efforts and contribution in promoting the content and understanding the societal problems. Please share the content with your friends and family.
We are also looking for doctors and students to help us with new content development. If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.