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Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter
Parents should never fear vaccinations which have been proven to keep diseases at bay.
Dr Mandar Bichu, interviewed on Monday, also said parents must be encouraged to re-think their opinion on vaccines.
He added children well-grounded on sound health, proper food and nutrition and the disciplines of life that include protocols to immunization or vaccinations will have these good inclinations throughout life. Bichu was among the panelists at the launch of the sixth year of the cervical cancer awareness campaign/immunization drive of Zulekha Hospital in Dubai.
Among the campaign partners is Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) whose corporate excellence director, Amel Al Maazmi, read the “Sharjah Declaration on Cervical Cancer 3X3.”
The Declaration was penned by the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) delegates to the Jan. 31, 2019 “Turning the Tide on HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Cervical Cancer.”
From the January forum, Ministry of Health and Prevention-Health Centres/Clinics/Public Health assistant undersecretary Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand told Gulf Today the anti-HPV programme was “already in place (with) the girls from age nine in the first phase. The boys will come in later.”
In part, the Declaration congruent with the World Health Organization call for action, reads: “We strongly pledge our commitment to the health and wellbeing of girls and women globally and the need to tackle the interconnected burdens of HPV and cervical cancer in the (Mena) region. We agree with the goal of the United Nations Joint Global Programme on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control to build on the world’s collective endeavours so that in a generation, death from cervical cancer ceases to be a public health issue. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively. Scaling up access to crucial preventive, testing and treatment tools is critical to a comprehensive approach to cervical cancer control. We must expand our efforts to achieve a region and world where no more women die because of cervical cancer by increasing coordinated action and political will.”
A frequent UAE visitor, medical doctor-turned-natural health advocate and vegan who has observed the increasing healthy lifestyle among the residents and the growing number of “healthy restaurants” in major areas, encourages everyone to grow their own organic vegetable gardens even in small plots and up in the terraces.
For the first time in the UAE, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders-MSF), in collaboration with Alliance Francaise and the French Business Council, is hosting “Healing Wounds,” a photo exhibition highlighting the stories of patients treated at the MSF Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Amman, Jordan.
Dubai Healthcare City Authority-Regulatory (DHCR) has distinguished segments of the medical community which normally are left unrecognized despite being the backbone of health and wellness.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic has updated procedures to enter Abu Dhabi from within the country as part of proactive efforts to contain and eliminate the spread of COVID-19. The new procedures are effective from Sunday, 17 January.
The eagerly anticipated new season of #letsmajaz is back, and set to open at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on Feb.5, with a grand celebration of the rich musical traditions of Iraq.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,” said the American writer Mark Twain. “Why” here refers to finding out one’s life purpose or passion.
The Information City, under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, with its strategic partner MTN inaugurates the new year 2021 by dedicating a number of humanitarian and social initiatives, as it has promised over the past fifteen years. The Information City emphasised through those initiatives its determination to continue its efforts in light of the difficult circumstances imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.