SALU celebrates pink ribbon day against breast cancer
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Report Bisma Waseem : Sukkur: The Pink Ribbon Day was celebrated by the Institute of Gender Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. On this occasion, an awareness walk was taken out from Faculty of Natural Sciences and it culminated at the Kojhi Hall of the University. The walk was led by Prof. Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito Dr. Tasleem Alam Abro, Head of Institute of Gender Studies and others. A large number of teachers and students participated in the walk. The participants on the occasion were holding banners written with “Lets defeat breast cancer together” in their hands. They informed all the students that every year, 40,000 Pakistani women die because of cancer. In this regard, a seminar was also organized at Kojhi Hall. Dr. Siraj Ahmed Abbasi, Director, LINAR Cancer Hospital Larkana was the keynote speaker on this occasion. While addressing to the seminar, Dr. Siraj Ahmed declared that the pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. He told that the breast cancer is increasing day by day in Pakistan. It is high time that an awareness campaign may be launched by the medical and health sciences institutes across the country. He revealed that approximately 1.38 million new cases and 458000 deaths occur from breast cancer every year. Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women globally, both in the developed and developing countries. In low and middle income countries the incidence has been increasing up steadily in the last few years. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Deputy Director, LINAR Cancer Hospital, Larkana and Dr. Iram Naz Memon, Cancer Specialist also spoke on this occasion. They stated that cancer is the fatal disease. It is high time that an awareness campaign may be launched by the medical and health sciences institutes across the country. They claimed that increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles is the major causes of Breast Cancer. Dr. Tasleem Alam Abro, Incharge, Institute of Gender Studies said welcomed appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor for encouraging the team of the Institute of Gender Studies for observing the day.