World Health Day 2018- Health For AllFurqan Kazi
PSOPP in collaboration with Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus celebrated World Health Day on 7th April 2018. The theme of this year was World Health Day is: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere. The slogan was “Health for All”.
On the occasion of World Health Day, Salma and Kafeel Medical Services were invited to conduct a seminar on breast cancer awareness. Worldwide breast cancer poses a major health risk for women. Every year, one million women are diagnosed with breast cancer.Majority of cases in Pakistan are [not] diagnosed in time because of lack of awareness and cultural taboos that drive women to keep the disease a secret. Around 40,000 women lose their lives every year in Pakistan due to breast cancer. Unluckily, in Asia, Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer.
Renowed gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr. Salma Kafeel was invited as the speaker for the seminar. Counseling regarding the disease was given to faculty members and female students. A bone density checkup was also conducted for the students.