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Oct 14 2020

Women Committee holds breast cancer awareness event to mark Pink October


(Events included a medical lecture and a free screening week )


during the breast cancer awareness

The Women Committee at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) organised a virtual workshop to mark the ‘Pink October’; the month for raising global awareness of breast cancer. The workshop reflected RTA’s care to educate female employees on the signs and preventive measures of breast cancer through a host of medical awareness events and accompanying promotions. 

“The workshop forms part of RTA’s Women Committee annual plan of events aimed at running year-round educative events for female employees on health, social, educational and family matters as well as entertainment activities,” said the Chairperson of Women Committee Moaza Al Marri, Executive Director, Office of the Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA.

“The workshop also hosted Dr. Nouf Ali Al Noon, family medicine specialist at the Dubai Health Authority, who shed light on the early symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of early screening. She rectified certain misconceptions prevalent in the community about the disease. She also reviewed the preventive measures as well as the causes of the illness. 

“The event included a presentation delivered by the Prime Medical Centre in cooperation with the Women Committee. It included a full week for free breast cancer screening of all female employees or availing them medical consultations in the field at the premises of the Centre in RTA’s Head Office. Awareness footage entitled ‘Simple Steps to Help You Prevent Breast Cancer’ was broadcasted to all RTA female employees. 

“The Committee is always keen on maintaining the health condition of female employees and providing all resources to meet this objective. We aim to nurture a healthy working environment that motivates our female employees to make excellent performance and contribute to RTA’s strategic goals. The civic body also seeks to maximise the satisfaction of female staffs to whom our leaders look forward in making an effective contribution to supporting the growth of Dubai,” commented she noted.

Al Marri reported that Dr Nouf and the officials of the Prime Medical Centre were honoured for enriching this event and making it a success as demonstrated by the remarkable presence of female employees.
 

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