Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King, President of the Supreme Council for Women and Honorary President of Bahrain Cancer Society (BCS), delegated today Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh to open the 3rd Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) which is organised by BCS from December 7 to 9 at the Gulf Hotel.
The Health Minister said at the opening ceremony of the conference, which was attended by President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) Lt. General Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, that the event represents an opportunity to further upgrade health services for cancer patients and back the efforts of the Gulf countries to ensure prevention and early detection of the disease. She stressed the importance of awareness to curb the disease, alleviate the burden of its treatment and lower the death toll resulting from it, in line with the main goals of the Gulf Cancer Strategy 2016-2025.
Minister Al-Saleh expressed the aspiration of the Kingdom of Bahrain through this conference to discuss Gulf, regional and global experiences in national programs for early detection of cancer, and to discuss the opinions of those interested in diagnosing and treating cancer and health decision-makers about continuing to launch programs to combat cancer, and come up with recommendations based on scientific principles applicable In the countries of the Cooperation Council.
For her part, Princess Dina Maraad, President of the UICC, made a presentation on the Federation’s efforts to spread awareness about childhood cancer in the region and the world, noting that more than 600 thousand cases of cancer are recorded annually in the Arab countries, stressing the importance of staying away from smoking of all kinds and eating Unhealthy addition to exercise in preventing cancer.
To that, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control, Dr. Khaled Al-Saleh stressed the importance of the joint Gulf Conference on Cancer Control for doctors and workers in the field of health in various cancer control programs in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and to benefit from global experiences in this area, exchange information and experiences, and develop policies Health care for cancer control in the Arab Gulf states.