Gaza - Press House
Under Press House – Palestine (BAS) sponsorship, Smile of Hope Association (Basmt Aml) for cancer patients has implemented (Have You Tested?! Despite the Disease, your Test is a Survival) initiative, as part of “Strengthening Free & Independent Media in Palestine” project activities, funded by the Norwegian and the Swiss Governments.
On October 4, 2021, activities of National Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness were held in Press House office in Gaza City, with consideration of high prevention measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID 19, with participation of representatives from Ministry of Health, a number of partner institutions and a group of women who survivors and cancer fighters, community people and journalists (women and men).
Mr. Hekmat Yousef, representative of Press House - Palestine, welcomed the attendance and partner institutions, stressing that Press House provides services for media professionals (women and men) and sponsors many community initiatives, to raise the awareness of Palestinian community.
This initiative aims to contribute in raising health awareness about importance of early detection of breast cancer, as it included many awareness activities in universities, schools, NGOs and health centers.
Also, the initiative targeted more than 200 women in areas of Gaza Strip, in order to raise their awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer and training them to do breast self-test periodically, through implementing ten health workshops in many civil institutions and health centers.
A number of awareness brochures were distributed to encourage women to do the mammogram at medical centers, also broadcasting an awareness radio episode within the initiative.