GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

    Share

The ‘Screen and Survive' campaign aims to drive awareness of the fatal disease and save the lives of the UAE's citizens through preventative screenings

United Arab Emirates, 4 March, 2019:  In the presence of dignitaries from the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority, Zulekha Healthcare Group has today launched its fourth annual ‘Screen and Survive' colorectal cancer (CRC) campaign. The initiative aims to raise the awareness of the disease by offering free preventative screenings to the public between March 4th and May 3rd 2019 in order to reduce the number of CRC fatalities in the UAE through early detection in the pre-cancerous stage.

The screenings are open to visitors and residents of the UAE and supports the country's goal of reducing cancer fatalities by 18% by 2021. With such a high prevalence of colon cancer in the UAE, the second most common cancer and second highest cause of cancer death, urgent action is required. The purpose of Zulekha Healthcare Group's campaign is to encourage the UAE community to talk about the disease in the hope that more people will attend preventative screenings, to boost early detection and ultimately save lives. 

Colorectal cancer is more prevalent in men than woman and the risk factors for cancer development include high fat and low fibre diets, gene abnormalities and increasing age - more than 80% of cases in the UAE were patients over 40 years old. 

The campaign launch was attended by VIPs and dignitaries including His Excellency Dr. Salem Abdul Rahman Al Darmaki, Advisor to the Minister of Health – MOH; Brigadier General Ahmad Rafi, Director of the General Administration of Administrative Affairs; Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Badr bin Qabah al-Muhairi - Executive Director of the Dubai Police Health Center; Consultant Dr. Mohamed Haj - Head of  the Department of Health Insurance pioneer physician; H.E Salem Yousef Al-Qaseer, Commission for the Development of Labor Standards - Government of Sharjah; H. E Abdulla Salem Al Kaabi, Cancer Care Society (RAHMA), Abu Dhabi; Prof Dr Robert S Warren, Professor Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology, UCSF.

To date, the programme has screened hundreds of participants and detected six to seven positive cases on an average each year. During the ‘Screen and Survive' event, attendees heard from a survivor Virjilio who detailed his journey through the process and urged others to participate in the life saving initiative. In addition, campaign Ambassador Dr. Adil Daud, Professor, Oncology Director from the University of California, San Francisco, USA and Dr. Robert S. Warren, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, the ambassadors engaged the audience in a panel discussion discussing statistics on colon cancer, age for screening, types of patients who should undergo a colonoscopy and recommendations for patients with high risk and family history of CRC.

Dr. Daud said: “Colorectal screenings can make a powerful impact. The screenings are capable of detecting the pre-stages of cancer making it a preventable disease and saving many lives. The simple test can be the difference between life and death and that is why initiatives such as the ‘Screen and Survive' campaign are so poignant. By working together with participants to make these screenings possible, we can take a stand against cancer and continue to help build a happy and healthy future for the community of the UAE.”

Zulekha Healthcare Group attendees included Dr. Zulekha Daud, Chairperson; Zanubia Shams, Co-chairperson; Taher Shams, Managing Director. Commenting on the programme, Mrs Zanubia Shams said: “We are very passionate about giving back to the communities in which we operate, and through our campaigns we aim to positively change the lives of those who opt to take the screening and the people around them. We continue to invest in programmes such as ‘Screen and Survive' as we believe we can really make a difference and, in turn, support the UAE government in its mission to drive down fatalities due to cancer.” 

‘Screen and Survive' is led by Zulekha Hospital in its fourth year and supported by its partners Dubai Police, RTA, Air Arabia, 89.1 radio 4, 101.3 Gold FM and 107.8 FM Al Rabia. 

To register for the screening, call 600524442 or visit crc.zulekhahospital.com to avail free fecal occult blood test (FOBT), 50% discount on CT Virtual Colonoscopy, 25% discounts on Lab and Radiology services and a General Surgeon or Gastroenterologist consultation. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11369 times
Posted on : Monday, March 4, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : MoHAP Launches a New E-Service Allowing Submission of Complaints Against Private Medical Facilities
Next Story : 3-D Printed Model Helps Save Young Woman From Total Paralysis
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Standard Chartered Global Focus Q3 2021: Navigating a Vulnerable Recovery
Aesop's Parsley Seed Essentials - Your New Skincare Routine Favourites
Sunsets to Remember @ OSH with 50% off!
Herman Miller and Knoll Announce New Name: MillerKnoll
British-Born MG Motor Gains in Popularity during the first half of 2021 in the M...
You Know About the Diamond 4cs, but There Is Another ‘c' You Should Know About —...
Samsung Announces Exclusive Odyssey G9 Curved offer for UAE Consumers through th...
Sony Middle East & Africa Introduces the New Interchangeable-Lens Camera Alpha Z...
FW 21 WEEKEND / MAX MARA
Al Fardan Exchange Joins Forces With Empay's Contactless Ecosystem in Landmark D...
MAX&Co. FW21
Dubai-Based King Group Hospitality Expands Portfolio that will Boost UAE's Dh55 ...
Time with Michael Phelps
SEHA Introduces Specialized Saturday Clinics Across the Network
Back to the Office with CATRICE
ADU Welcomes more than 50 High School Students to the “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamps
Zoho to make Zoho Invoice Free of Charge to Empower SMEs to Rebuild and Grow
Jaguar Racing ‘Clones' Takeover Iconic London Underground Ahead of Heineken Lond...
ABB to Present Sustainable Solutions at Dubai EXPO 2020
Thought Series – The “True Knowing” and “Genuinely Being” Syndrome
11th Edition of SIAL Middle East and Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibitio...
Live from BMW Welt: The Esports Industry Assembles Virtually at BMW Esports Boos...
Empower Awards Construction Contract Worth AED 133 Million for its 32,000 RT Dis...
5th Al Dhaid Date Festival begins at Expo Al Dhaid
Dubai's Best Activities for Summer 2021
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company Reports Q2 2021 results
My Take On FTH's Vegan Meat Range From Future Farms
Breathe Easy with the New Ranges from Crate & Kids
McLaren Racing Launches Multi-Year Partnership with Stanley Black & Decker
4 Memorable Holiday Ideas For Eid-Al-Adha
Push Start! - OMEGA
Sharjah Chamber, South Korea Explore Fostering Economic Ties
Early Detection is Key to Treatment of Hepatitis: says MoHAP on World Hepatitis Day
Galaxy Ecosystem Excellence Emphasized through the Galaxy Tab S7 FE's Brilliance
Hyundai Motor Group Honorary Chairman Mong-Koo Chung Inducted Into Automotive Ha...
EAD and Wetlands International Launch a New Online Portal for the World's Waterb...
Dubai Summer Story Contest Challenges Creatives to Produce Ultimate DSS Video an...
Airbus Reports Half-Year (H1) 2021 Results
Updates for BMW R 18 and R 18 Classic
Union Coop Holds 4 Virtual Training Courses for 350 Employees
Dubai Islamic Bank First Half 2021 Group Financial Results
Middle Eastern Medical Students at St. George's University Secure US Residencies
Commvault Announces Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Financial Results
The Next Era of Smartphone Innovation is About to Unfold
Canadian Specialist Hospital, KEF Healthcare sign MoU to Open Centre for Cardiac...
NBQ Announces First Winner of the AED 25,000 Summer Travel Promotion
Foreign Exchange Brokers and How to Take Advantage of them
Under the Directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khai...
Defender Goes Rallying: Bowler Transforms Reborn Icon for 2022 Challenge Series
Etihad Rolls Out IATA Travel Pass To Seven Cities Following Successful Trials