(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) participated in ِthe meeting of the Arabic Breast Cancer Control associations, which was organised by El–Amel Association - The Pierre and Marie Curie Centre in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Health recently in Algeria.
The event was held under the slogan“Together for them,” to prepare a proposal to establish an Arab Union for breast cancer control under the umbrella of Arab League.
On the first day, it witnessed the opening speech of the organisers and the speech of the representative of the Algerian Ministry of Health, a speech by the representative of the World Health Organization and another by the representative of the World Cancer Federation virtually, as well as the presentation of the experience of the Arab societies participating in the field of breast cancer control, including the Qatar Cancer Society.
The second day witnessed a discussion session on the proposal to establish an Arab union for breast cancer control, its objectives, and its mechanism of action.
Also, the media's role was discussed, as women's health and rights in international and Arab law.
The meeting discussed the importance of establishing an Arab union for breast cancer control, its mechanism of action, and objectives, with the participation of 14 Arab countries including Qatar, Algeria, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.
Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Cancer Society - praised the idea of an Arab union for breast cancer control under the umbrella of the Arab League as it will significantly impact fighting breast cancer in the region's countries, especially since breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women. Not only at the Arab level but worldwide, which constitutes a burden on countries, especially developing countries, and reflects negatively on the health, psychological and societal status of Arab women.
Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani appreciated the efforts of the countries participating in the initiative to establish an Arab union, which would unite efforts in all fields and launch joint programmes and projects, especially in awareness and professional development through training, qualification, and capacity building of workers in the health sector to raise the level of competence, as well as scientific research in breast cancer. In addition to advocating for women living with the disease and integrating them into society by setting shared goals and implementing them in the medium and long term, in addition to focusing on unifying efforts in preparing programs for prevention, early detection, exchanging expertise and experiences between different Arab countries.
He affirmed the charity's keenness to participate in all initiatives that serve its vision to be the community partnership platform to make Qatar a leader in cancer prevention and burden control.