Tag: education and awareness

Guide to Maintaining Accessibility in Buildings for All Persons with Disabilities

Maintaining accessibility in buildings

Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person’s lifetime. Disability can be broken… Read More

The Right to Inclusive and Quality Education for Children with Disabilities

Inclusive and Quality Education for Children with Disabilities

South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. This post aims to raise awareness about children and young people with disabilities, and their right to empower themselves through access to quality… Read More

Disability Rights Awareness Month 2019

Disability Rights Awareness Month 2019

South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. “Theme: Together Building South Africa Inclusive of Disability Rights. 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is also commemorated… Read More

Epilepsy Awareness – Risk Factors & Causes

epilepsy awareness

Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a neurological disorder, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, unusual behaviour, sometimes loss of consciousness, and convulsions. Anyone can… Read More

Cerebral Palsy Types & Common Symptoms

Cerebral Palsy Types and Common Symptoms

Brief overview: Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder that can affect posture and many aspects of daily life. Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by damage or abnormal development in parts of the brain that control movement. These events… Read More

Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week 2019

Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week - Arms of Mercy NPC

We would like to dedicate this week to our beautiful girls; Trinity Naicker, Mea Lily Meyer, and Karlien Roets. You can also bring awareness by proudly wearing your bracelets to represent them! Learn more about Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week

Neuroblastoma Cancer in Children – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Neuroblastoma Cancer in Children - Arms of Mercy NPC

A brief introduction to Neuroblastoma Cancer in Children, what signs and sympoms to look out for and various treatment options… What is Neuroblastoma?

About Autism Spectrum Disorder

About Autism Spectrum Disorder - Arms of Mercy NPC

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism is a lifelong, complex condition that occurs as a result of disordered brain growth, structure and development. It is believed to stem from a genetic predisposition triggered by environmental factors, and affects boys… Read More

Warning Signs and Types of Childhood Cancer

Types of childhood cancer and warning signs

In South Africa, an average of 800 to 1000 children are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancers share general symptoms with other illnesses; knowledge about the warning signs can be vital in early detection and treatment.