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November 03, 2016, 6:48 PM

URI MENA Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

URI MENA Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the URI Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Women's Initiative program, in partnership with Dr. Naela Clinic and in cooperation with Al Hussein Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness Program, organized an open day for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The event started by reciting prayers from different religious traditions selected to fit the event. It included awareness lectures, stories of breast cancer survivors, and free physical examination. At the end, a lucky woman even won an insurance voucher for breast cancer treatment provided by the clinic. 

In love and peace,

Dr. Naela Doghmi

Co-coordinator of the WIN MENA (Women's Interfaith Network) CC

This event enabled refugee women from Syria and Iraq to learn this important information about breast examination. The examiner found something suspicious on one of the women and had her do a mammogram and is now waiting for the biopsy result. So this event potentially saved a life with early diagnosis.

Elana Rozenman

Global Trustee Multiregion URI -- United Religions Initiative


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