As part of its mandate along meaningful community engagement, AMA International University Bahrain through the University Student Council under the Office of Student Affairs, observed Breast Cancer Awareness Day on the 29th October 2013 through a lecture given by Dr. Fatema Ahmed Mansour Alghanem on the topic about “Saving Lives…Hers”. The speaker stressed the importance of self breast examination in the early detection of a breast cancer. Sh. Fay Al Khalifa of Think Pink Bahrain graced the occasion and talked about the charity projects of the organization. She indicated that eligible women in Bahrain may avail of the mammogram services at Salmaniya Medical Complex. Aside from the mammogram fund, Think Pink is also committed to continue extending support to institutions in terms of its Educational Fund mainly intended to increase breast cancer awareness among Bahrain women.
Dr. Nabil El Kadhi, the University Provost, and Ms. Buena Gracia Canzana, Head of Administration, exhorted the students and employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle themselves and advocate for health promotion and disease prevention, particularly on breast cancer.
This is the 2nd year the university is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Day.