Qatar PHCC takes prominent role at The First Combined Gulf Cancer Conference
2017-04-17

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) Breast and Bowel Screening Program entitled ‘Screen For Life’   participated in the recent high-profile Conference entitled: “ The First Combined Gulf Cancer Conference in Kuwait”, where Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha, Cancer Program Manager at PHCC,   introduced the National Program and its key achievements to leading oncologists and healthcare professionals.

 

In line with the conference tagline ‘Awareness Strategy: Reality and Ambition’, Dr. Abu Shaikha hosted a session introducing the program’s vision, mission, values and key achievements that included the inauguration of three dedicated  spa- like breast and bowel cancer screening suites staffed by highly qualified doctors, the launch of first of its kind mobile screening unit and a bespoke call center  with a personnel reaching pro-actively to eligible people encouraging them to register for free of charge breast and bowel screening.  

In tandem with the operational success of the program, ‘Screen For Life’ also increased awareness levels by initiating a dedicated team working to engage with Qatar society  and elevate level of awareness across local community. Dr. Abu Shaikha completed her address by emphasizing how ‘Screen For Life’ plans to expand its reach moving forwards and further enhance awareness of the benefits of early cancer detection through screening.

 “The Primary Health Corporation is particularly proud of its participation in The First Combined Gulf Cancer Conference. Participation in major events, such as this conference, are hugely important to help spread the message, share ideas and receive health sector updates as the corporation continues to provide Qatar with world-class cancer care,” Dr Abu Shaikha said.