UAE funds cancer awareness campaign in Yemen

AL MUKALLA, 27th October, 2016 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent has funded the Pink Month, a month-long breast cancer campaign run by the Hadramaut Cancer Foundation to increase awareness of the disease and promote prevention and early detection.

In a closing ceremony of the campaign, Governor of Hadramaut Major General Ahmed Saeed bin Braik thanked the UAE and President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for supporting the people of Yemen.

The Executive Director of the Hadramaut Cancer Foundation Dr. Waleed Al Battati thanked the UAE humanitarian agency for funding the effort.

The campaign has significantly increased women’s awareness of the need for early detection and diagnosis of the malignant disease, Al Battati said.