Zulekha hospital begins its month long community campaign on cervical cancer - 'Chance to change'

The initiative aims to promote early detection and prevention of cervical cancer fatalities

  
Zulekha hospital begins its month long community campaign on cervical cancer - 'Chance to change'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: - Zulekha Hospital has launched the seventh edition of its cervical cancer campaign this month. The campaign was launched in 2014 and has proved highly effective at increasing screenings at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah and Dubai. The campaign offers free pap-smear tests and consultations with specialists until 23 September 2020.

In order to increase early detection and prevention of cervical cancer among women in the UAE, it is vital that women regularly attend screenings. Zulekha Hospital’s campaign ‘Chance to Change’ aims to support the UAE government’s efforts to decrease cancer fatalities by 2021.

Zulekha Hospital Co-Chairperson, Zanubia Shams, commented: “Whilst the globe is recovering from the pandemic and hopeful of a healthier tomorrow, we are continuing our endeavor to provide easy access to essential preventive health checks. These checks are important for individuals and should not be ignored. A simple but vital change can be made through greater awareness of the disease, the test or vaccine and this can be life-saving for boys or girls.”

In 2018, over 7,600 women in the Mena region died from cervical cancer that was caused by HPV, according to the latest data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in the Global Cancer Observatory*.

A 2018 study found that the most common strains of HPV were HPV types 16, 31 and 18. Another study from 2014 showed that 10 per cent of patients tested had HPV. Cervical cancer, caused by HPV, is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the UAE, causing at least 56 deaths annually among the population of 1.9 million women who are aged 15 years and older are at risk for the disease*.

To register for the screening, call or whatsapp 600524442 or visit change.zulekhahospitals.com 

*Source: Khaleej Times

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About Zulekha Healthcare Groupwww.zulekhahospitals.com 

Zulekha Healthcare Group is a Superbrand and among the forerunners in UAE healthcare. Today the Zulekha Healthcare Group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as UAE medical centres and pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 30 disciplines. The group also has a multidisciplinary hospital in India - Alexis.  Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practices, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society.

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Zulekha Hospitals:( skhanam@zulekhahospitals.com )

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