7th April 2022 is World Health Day!
Happy World Health Day 2022 ~ Dr. Antonio Giordano
As our society continues to emerge with momentum after the pandemic and the fear of COVID-19 that still persists today; the old challenges such as climate change, pollution, and diseases like cancer, heart diseases, and asthma still haunt humanity.
WHO (World Health Organization) considers the climate crisis as the 'single biggest health threat facing humanity' because of the number of deaths (more than 13 million) caused due to avoidable environmental causes.
While we are talking about the environmental crisis we can't ignore the crisis in Campania, the southern region of Italy. Once hailed as Campania Felix (Prosperous Campania) by the Romans is now referred to as "Terra dei Fuochi" OR "the Land of Fire". All because of the notorious criminal system that emerged out of illegal management of toxic waste! Prof. Giovan Giacomo Giordano, Oncologist, Researcher, and activist first talked about this in 1976, and ever since the campaign against corruption and criminal activities started.
Today in Naples, an important part of Campania, cancer cases are on the rise because of the same environmental crisis. Dr. Antonio Giordano, son of Prof. Giovan Giacomo Giordano, along with the Researchers and Professors at the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), Temple University dedicate their time to saving this city.
Here are some of the recent research papers conducted by the Researchers of SHRO in collaboration with other renowned laboratories and researchers around the globe.
"New Mesothelioma Drugs, Once Hailed as Gamechangers, Don’t Live Up to the Hype"
Cancer Immunotherapy Is Not the Holy Grail: A New Study Casts a Shadow
Inspired by the work and life of Dr. Giovan Giacomo Giordano, Carlo Fumo, Director, Producer, and Screenwriter has authored a book named "Humanoma - Il Virus Siamo Noi" (Humanoma - The Virus Is Us) that covers the story of a criminal system made up of colluding criminals, industrialists and politicians, and how they managed to build an economic and social empire through the illegal management of toxic waste.
In conclusion, every element of human society must understand and embrace the gift of life and health; act towards it collectively, and rise against the environmental threats that are easily avoidable and most importantly controllable.
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