Al-Kabbaj, the political leadership, has put women's health at the top of the state's priorities
Today, Saturday, the femi health arab forum was launched in Cairo under the slogan "Women and Cancer .. From Prevention to Recovery" under the auspices of the Egyptian Society of Cervical Endoscopy in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Administrative Development of the League of Arab States, and in the presence of the Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, Dr. Ahmed Morsi, Executive Director of the Presidential Initiative, Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ambassador Nasser Al-Qahtani, Director-General of the Arab Organization for Administrative Development, a number of official bodies and organizations, senior doctors, artists and public figures.
The Secretary-General of the Arab Administrative Development Organization, Ambassador Nasser Al-Qahtani, said that there are many challenges facing the advancement of women's health in the Arab world, most notably the lack of the necessary infrastructure and some social norms that impede dealing with women's health, but there is hope for solidarity to advance women's health, adding The forum aims to shed light on the need to raise health awareness among Arab women about cancer.
For his part, the President of the Egyptian Society of Cervical Endoscopy, Dr. Mohamed El-Azab, that there is a different vision and thought in Egypt that targets the citizen in general and women in particular, and this matter was represented in the presidential campaigns, most notably the 100 Million Seha campaign, and the Egyptian Initiative for Women’s Health, which faces breast cancer through raising awareness of the importance of screening and early detection and providing good treatment opportunities for injured women.
El-Azab added: “I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the first sponsor of women’s health, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and to the Ministry of Health, which was able to implement the presidential initiatives for health in an impressive and appreciative manner,” noting that the forum aims to communicate information in a simple way to all women, especially since there are types of cancer we can Eliminate them through prevention, awareness and early detection.
During her speech, the Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ambassador Haifa Abu-Ghazaleh, said that this forum is a successful platform to confront cancer and raise awareness of the importance of early detection. From October it has become an Arab Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
Al-Kabbaj stressed that a healthy life is the first and most important human right, especially for women who represent a large proportion of Egyptian society, noting that the lack of financial resources is not always the main problem faced by society, but sometimes the main problem is the lack of awareness, good education and health care. She has good health and good awareness. She can participate in all aspects of life, whether social, economic or political well.
During her speech at the Arab Forum for Women’s Health Conference, Al-Kabbaj indicated that breast cancer is the most prevalent among women’s cancers, with a rate of up to 35%, followed by liver cancer with 14%, then lymphoma with a rate ranging between 5-7%, and then ovarian cancer. And the cervix by less than 5%, warning that there are 68,000 new cases of breast cancer, including 41,000 deaths, which is a worrying number because it indicates a lack of awareness of the importance and methods of early detection of the disease, especially with the high chances of recovery, which reach 98% if it is done. Early detection of disease.
The Minister of Solidarity stressed that there is still a lack of good health services in the countryside, especially with regard to women, due to the small number of female doctors working in remote and border areas, as well as the spread of circumcision and early marriage practices, which put health, psychological and physical burdens on women, as well as the lack of hygiene elements and means of prevention. Avoiding infection, repeated pregnancy and childbirth, and a decline in awareness of reproductive health, which prompted the state to place women’s health at the top of its priorities by launching the Presidential Initiative for Women’s Health, which includes early detection and treatment of breast cancer, pointing out that the Ministry of Social Solidarity will support this issue by supporting working civil society institutions. In the field of women’s health, and increasing the number of female community leaders from 2500 to 20,000 pioneers, one of their tasks will be to raise awareness of the methods of early detection of breast cancer and reproductive health, in addition to launching an electronic system for civil institutions to organize the practice of civil work and discover the most poor areasVarious services, including health services.
Al-Kabbaj thanked all state institutions that support women's issues and the family in general, the Women's Health Forum and the Egyptian Society of Cervical Endoscopy for their tangible efforts in shedding light on women's health issues.
It is noteworthy that the Arab Women's Health Forum aims to shed light on cancers that threaten women's health, especially breast and reproductive system cancers such as cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer, as well as raising the level of health awareness among Arab women to avoid the most common cancers among women, and methods of prevention and early detection.