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Reading: Margaret Cassell Engages with Sierra Leone’s First Pediatric Oncologist on Childhood Cancer Awareness and Education
Reading: Margaret Cassell Engages with Sierra Leone’s First Pediatric Oncologist on Childhood Cancer Awareness and Education

Margaret Cassell Engages with Sierra Leone’s First Pediatric Oncologist on Childhood Cancer Awareness and Education

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Margaret Cassell Engages with Sierra Leone's First Pediatric Oncologist on Childhood Cancer Awareness and Education
Margaret Cassell Engages with Sierra Leone's First Pediatric Oncologist on Childhood Cancer Awareness and Education

Renowned SickleCell Advocate, Media Personality, Model, Host, and Life Enthusiast, Margaret Cassell, recently had the honor of engaging in a conversation with Sierra Leone’s first Pediatric Oncologist. The discussion centered around raising awareness and promoting education on childhood cancer in the country.

As a passionate advocate for SickleCell awareness and a prominent figure in the media industry, Cassell recognizes the importance of addressing the challenges faced by children diagnosed with cancer in Sierra Leone. Through her platform and influence, she aims to shed light on this critical issue and drive positive change.

Sierra Leone, like many other developing nations, lacks sufficient resources and infrastructure to effectively tackle childhood cancer. The scarcity of specialized medical professionals further exacerbates the situation. However, the presence of the country’s first Pediatric Oncologist signifies a significant step towards improving healthcare services for children battling cancer.

During her conversation with the Pediatric Oncologist, Cassell explored various aspects of childhood cancer, including early detection, treatment options, and the importance of emotional support for affected children and their families. By sharing this information with her followers and the wider public, Cassell hopes to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, leading to earlier diagnoses and improved outcomes.

Cassell’s dedication to advocating for SickleCell awareness aligns perfectly with her commitment to childhood cancer education. Both conditions affect young individuals and require increased attention from healthcare providers and society as a whole. By utilizing her platform, Cassell strives to bridge the gap between medical professionals and the general public, ensuring that vital information reaches those who need it most.

Through her conversation with Sierra Leone’s first Pediatric Oncologist, Cassell aims to ignite a nationwide conversation about childhood cancer. By encouraging dialogue and education on this topic, she hopes to inspire individuals and organizations to contribute to the improvement of healthcare services for children in Sierra Leone.

The impact of Cassell’s efforts extends beyond Sierra Leone, as her influence reaches a global audience. As a media personality and model, she has garnered a significant following and built a reputation for championing important causes. By utilizing her platform to raise awareness about childhood cancer in Sierra Leone, Cassell is not only making a difference locally but also inspiring individuals around the world to take action.

The conversation between Margaret Cassell and Sierra Leone’s first Pediatric Oncologist serves as a catalyst for change. It highlights the pressing need for increased investment in healthcare infrastructure and specialized medical professionals to effectively address childhood cancer in the country. By amplifying the voices of medical experts and sharing their insights, Cassell aims to mobilize support and resources to improve the lives of children battling cancer.

Sierra Leone and the global community eagerly await the outcomes of Margaret Cassell’s efforts in raising awareness about childhood cancer. Her dedication to advocating for SickleCell awareness, coupled with her engagement with the country’s first Pediatric Oncologist, showcases her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children in Sierra Leone and beyond.

Through collaboration and education, it is hoped that more individuals will join the fight against childhood cancer, ultimately leading to improved healthcare services and better outcomes for affected children. Margaret Cassell’s unwavering dedication to this cause sets an example for others to follow, demonstrating the power of advocacy and the potential for change when individuals come together for a common goal.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.