SHARJAH: The Buddies of Most cancers Sufferers charity will ship its Pink Caravan initiative throughout the UAE in October to mark Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month, Emirates Information Company reported.
Pink Caravan is a UAE-based scheme that seeks to lift consciousness of the significance of screening for breast most cancers and supply services for its detection and therapy.
All through October, cellular clinics will provide folks entry to free screenings and consultations with specialists.
With assist from the Ministry of Well being and Prevention the initiative may also host a sequence of public actions on the topic with assist from companions MSD, Pfizer, Adnoc, Amit Group and others.
Ashraf Mallak, MSD’s managing director for the GCC, stated: “Breast most cancers is the most typical most cancers globally and within the UAE right now. With sufferers being on the coronary heart of our efforts, we’re dedicated to enhancing long-term illness management and survival for sufferers.”
He added that the corporate had developed an immuno-oncology remedy and had 1,300 scientific trials underway learning greater than 30 tumor varieties.
“This yr, we’re becoming a member of forces with FOCP’s Pink Caravan to realize a larger affect within the UAE. We stay up for a profitable consciousness marketing campaign and encourage ladies to avail themselves of the screenings,” Mallak stated.
FOCP Chairman Sawsan Jafar stated: “Final yr, our Pink Caravan initiative delivered 1000’s of free breast well being checkups, together with 2,197 scientific breast examinations, 1,019 mammograms and 208 ultrasound exams.
“This testifies to each the generosity and assist prolonged by our sponsors and companions in addition to the willingness of members of the UAE group to actively take part in securing their very own well being and well-being.”
He added: “We’re lucky to have obtained the assist of so many personal and public sector entities to advertise breast most cancers consciousness and drive early detection efforts this October. We all the time want extra help to have the ability to make the best affect.
“I due to this fact urge our supporters — sponsors, private and non-private entities and the folks — to make sure the success of our advocacy efforts as soon as once more. With a accountable group and dedicated philanthropists, the UAE will all the time be a step forward of breast most cancers.”