UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention organises seminar on early colorectal cancer screening

ABU DHABI — The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, has organised a seminar and training workshop to promote the knowledge and skills of health professionals concerning the early detection of colorectal cancer.

The workshop falls within the framework of the ‘Itmenan’ campaign and was organised to support the ‘Universal Periodic Health Examination’ initiative as well as the ‘Early Detection of Cancer’ initiative launched in 2014.

Dr. Esmat Al Qassim, Head of Early Detection of Cancer Initiative at MOHAP, noted that the seminar, which was organised to raise the performance of the Ministry’s health professionals technical staff to provide better services in adherence with the best global practices, was attended by around 45 medical professionals from primary healthcare centres in the Northern Emirates.

The theme of the symposium focused on the importance of early detection of colon cancer through the examination of stool and performing colonoscopies for patients aged 40 and up, as well as emphasising prevention through lifestyle changes, healthy nutrition, and exercise. The importance of the role of primary healthcare providers in recruiting the target group of men and women was also highlighted in the periodic examination of the early detection of colon cancer along with the significance of healthy food selection and physical exercise in prevention.

Source: Emirates News Agency