Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Project

Breast cancer is a deadly disease affecting millions of women around the world, placing a massive burden on their lives and the lives of their families; but it isn’t unbeatable. With early detection and screening, there is hope! With cure rates reaching above 90%. IFMSA-Kurdistan realizes this crucial point so every year it is our mission to educate the women of our community on the disease.

In the month of October, our members across Hawler, Duhok and Sulaimany held many awareness campaigns on multiple days in order to promote early detection of the disease. They held educational seminars on the disease in hospitals, schools and malls with emphasis on breast self examination.

IFMSA-Iraq also teamed up with Duhok Local Committee for the project with the help of many obstetricians/gynecologists and general surgeons.