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2014: Preventif, Promotif, dan Politik
Seperti hujan yang merindu pelangi
Seperti prosa yang merindu aksara
Seperti nada yang merindu irama
Tak mengerti mengapa kerinduan ini begitu besar,
Rindu pada senyumanmu kemarin.
Ya, ku pastikan esok kau kutemukan
Bersama cinta yang kau bawa,
Bersama mimpi yang kau genggam,
Bersama asa yang kau tanam,
Biar rindu ini tak rancu, buang semua ragu yang palsu.
Bukan aku tak sabar, hanya besar harap yang menjalar
Hingga mata, hati, telinga ku buka lebar,
Hanya untukmu, untuk menunggumu
Aku menunggu senyumanmu, Desember….
As countries modernize around the world, they’re increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.
There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization reported Monday. And the trend is only getting worse.
The global burden of cancer will grow by 70 percent over the next two decades, the WHO predicts, with an estimated 22 million new cases and 13 million deaths each year by 2032.
The majority of cases now occur in low- and middle-income countries, the agency found. Many of these nations’ health care systems are ill-equipped to deal with the flood of complicated conditions that go along with disease.
Cancer in the developing world is a “time bomb,” says Dr. Bernard Stewart, an epidemiologist at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, who helped edit the WHO report. The problem, Stewart says, is that treatment availability for cancer hasn’t kept up with the rise in its prevalence.
The long-held idea that cancer is a disease that affects primarily rich countries is slowly being undermined.
You’re still more likely to get cancer if you live in a wealthy country than if you live in a developing one. But you’re more likely to die from the disease if you live in a poor country because cancer is often detected later in developing countries, and treatments are limited.
"The drug treatment path is simply not an option for the vast majority of low-income countries," Stewart says.
Top: Annual number of new cancer cases and deaths, worldwide, is expected to rise about 60 percent over the next two decades.
Middle: Breast cancer represents about a quarter of all cancers reported among women worldwide. But in parts of Africa and South America, cervical cancer is a bigger problem.
Bottom: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the West, while lung and liver cancers are the top problems in Asia.
Graph by Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR. Maps courtesy of the World Health Organization.
When drugstore chain CVS said Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products by October, the company also told investors that the move would probably cost it $2 billion a year in lost sales.
CVS says it has figured out unspecified ways to help make up for the profits from cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Still, it’s pretty clear that CVS, which also runs a network of and provides drug benefit services to corporations, has already burnished its image by making the high-profile decision.
While the value to the company’s image is hard to measure, there’s little doubt that it’s big. “They’ll end up getting more than $2 billion in reputational capital and kudos,” Dartmouth professor Paul Argenti tells Shots. “How often is the president of the U.S. going to come out and say your company is great?” says Argenti, referring to President Obama’s .
CVS is one of a small, but growing number of companies that have realized “your reputation is the most valuable asset you have,” says , who studies corporate communications at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
Measuring that value is difficult, he says, but a strong reputation can create a business advantage. He expects CVS’s competitors will end up having to follow suit. “The better question is how quickly will others jump on the bandwagon,” he says.
"I hope this sends a message to health-care-related companies," says Mike Huckman, a former reporter for CNBC and now for Pure Communications. "It’s not enough to do PR campaign. You have to walk the walk and talk the talk."
Both Huckman and Argenti say they think CVS made the move mainly for public health reasons. Huckman says the step forward for health at a potential hit to profits shows that CVS is willing to stand up to Wall Street. “It’s a seminal moment for corporate America, for corporate responsibility,” he says.
CVS Caremark’s stock price was down 55 cents, or a little less than 1 percent, to $65.56 in midday trading.
Amid the feel-good coverage, one critic asked why more news outlets hadn’t previously reported on the conflict between CVS’s goals as a health care company and its sale of tobacco products.
The American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and American Pharmacists Association have long been against sales of tobacco products in pharmacies, CVS acknowledged.
"[H]ow did newsroom after newsroom not go after such an obvious story before?" asks a by , a journalism professor at Kent State University. "Why weren’t reporters questioning an industry supposedly concerned with health about why they continued to sell death?"
(From Shots: Health News from NPR)
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Mega yang Memegang Prinsip
Malam ini ada seorang pemimpin perempuan yang akhirnya membuat saya berdecak kagum. Megawati Soekarno Putri. Beliau adalah mantan presiden RI kelima. Sejak dulu saya tidak terlalu antusias dengan beliau, jadi sering menghiraukan. Tapi malam ini setelah saya mendengar statement beliau di sebuah acara TV, beliau layak untuk dijadikan teladan dan dikagumi.
Soekarno adalah salah satu idola saya. Pemikiran, gagasan, cara bicara, aksinya pun mengagumkan bagi saya. Dan malam ini saya melihat Bu Mega memang benar-benar memiliki nilai-nilai Soekarno. Memegang ideologi, prinsip, dan mengutamakan bangsa dan negara adalah ciri beliau. Belum tuntas saya membaca biografi Soekarno, tetapi dari perkataan Bu Mega saya bisa membayangkan bagaimana aslinya Soekarno dalam menghadapi persoalan bangsa. “Jadi pemimpin dulu baru jadi presiden, kalau jadi presiden saja gampang” celetuknya.
Sambil menahan tangis, Bu Mega mencoba mengatakan isi hati yang beliau inginkan. Dengan suara mendesah dan gejolak emosi yang coba ditahan, beliau berkata “Sulit.. Saya hanya ingin INDONESIA RAYA..” sambil menahan air mata yang mulai menetes sembari memegang dada menahan luapan emosinya. Sungguh keinginan yang tidak semua orang mau memikirkannya.
Bukan bermaksud menyenggol partai, rekam jejaknya perlu diperhitungkan. Partainya yang memilih menjadi oposisi tapi jarang dibilang korupsi. Hanya lulusan SMA tapi pemikirannya melebihi lulusan doktoral. Itulah beliau, Mega yang memegang prinsip.