The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics participated with King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in the closing ceremony of the "Early Detection of Breast Cancer Campaign". The ceremony took place on Tuesday, 21 Safar, 1440 A.H., corresponding to 30 October, 2018 A.C., in the main hall, King Abdullah Hall, in King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, under the auspices of the Deputy Governor of the Makkah Region for Developmental Affairs.
This campaign was launched at the beginning of this year, 2018 A.C., and covered a number of shopping centers, gardens and schools, as well as Umm Al-Qura University. A total of 150 female students from the College of Public Health and Health Informatics participated in the campaign. The campaign was supervised by His Excellency Dr. Salahuddin Muhammad Ilwanah, Her Excellency Dr. Iman Abu Sir, and Her Excellency Dr. Layla Sulayman Al-Fakky, while the Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, His Excellency Dr. Wahib ibn Dakhilullah Al-Harby, followed the progress of the campaign.
The campaign aimed to raise the female community's awareness of breast cancer, the importance of early detection, and the methods used in self-examination. In addition, the campaign stressed the necessity of visiting the Department of Mammography in King Abdullah Medical City in order to carry out mammogram screening, which should be carried out annually by every woman older than 40 years of age.
At the end of the closing ceremony of the campaign, the College of Public Health and Health Informatics was awarded a trophy, and certificates of acknowledgement were given to all the participants for their effective and fruitful efforts that led to the success of this campaign.