Macedonia - (BORKA)

"BORKA" was established due to a result of the current situation in the health sector in the Republic of Macedonia.
 It was concluded that in Macedonia there was a need for an association that will generally treat all types of cancer and which will fight against cancer in general, but also individually against various types of cancer. "BORKA" was formed to help fill this gap in the civic health sector and to cooperate with all involved stakeholders. 
 Association in its work focuses on supporting cancer patients, the general public, public health institutions, NGOs, in their efforts to implement activities that will oppose all kinds of cancer. The helpline service in Macedonia is + 389 (0) 800 55 777.

Borka focuses on all types of cancer and aim to fight against cancer in general, but individually against various types of cancer. Borka provides psychosocial support groups for patients of any type of cancer.
The organisation facilitated a screening steering committee made up of clinical doctors from the clinic for gastroenterohepatogy, clinic for oncology and the clinic for abdomen surgery, medical professors and most importantly patients.

Every day useful information relative to the presention of colorectal cancer is posted on the website and Facebook page. BORKA have big support from media who add the campaign teasers, banners and leaflets to their web pages. Because of this contact, BORKA have made several interviews and TV guests for the local and national TV stations.

Twice a week, throughout the whole year BORKA visit the colorectal cancer patients at the PHI University of Radiotherapy and Oncology. The purpose of the visit is psychosocial support and to give educational brochures with useful information about the advanced treatment of the colorectal cancer.

ECCAM 2016

BORKA - for each new day will be launching a massive social media campaign across Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter where we will be posting the translated ECCAM social media messages weekly plus other informative posts on colorectal cancer.  BORKA's website will also be changed to blue to highlight the campaign and the weekly messages will be on our website as well. 
We are publishing and printing a "Guideline Book" covering colerectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. This "Guideline book will be launched at our National Colorectal Cancer Conference day in Skopje on the 24th March 2016. Where will have international guests speakers that will participate in a round table discussion on:
  • Early detection 
  • Diagnosis (colonoscopy, PET Scan/CT, etc.)
  • Treatment
  • Therapy (access to new drugs)
During World Cancer Day on the 4th February we announced the newly formed Alliance for Patient Organization (APO) where 2016 is declared as the year of Cancer.  So, in addition to BORKA raising awareness through our conference and social media,  the Alliance for Patient Organisation will be increasing the activities and lobbying to overcome the difficulties Macedonia. Especially the lack of access to drugs and clinical trials and aim to achieve a better quality of life and empower our patients with their rights.


CCPC2 Poster Competition 





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