Thursday, August 11, 2022

Samina Alvi advocates for data-driven policies to combat the growing prevalence of breast cancer

An information session on breast cancer took place in Ivan e-Sadar, Islamabad, to raise awareness of this disease and steps to combat it at an early stage.

Doctors give detailed presentations to help women understand the causes, symptoms, treatment, and importance of early diagnosis of the disease.

They say Pakistan has the highest breast cancer rate in Asia, with about ninety thousand women diagnosed each year.

First Lady Samina Alvi, who was the main guest in the case, called for the proper data collection on diseases in the country so that comprehensive data-based policies on prevention and treatment can be adopted.

She urges women to look for early signs of illness rather than waiting for it to get worse.

Emphasizing the government’s determination to promote women in all walks of life, the first lady said the government plans to launch a vocational training program for women that will provide them with jobs.

She said that through Ehsaas Kifalat, Kamyab Jawan, and other similar programs, the government had made it easier to repay loans for women interested in starting their own businesses.

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