Attarat Power Company organizes an awareness seminar about Breast Cancer in Um Ar-Rassas district
Amman, November 30 (Petra)–Attarat Energy Company, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, the Jordanian Breast Cancer Program, the Umm Al-Rasas Women’s Association, and the South Jordan Occupational Health Company, organized today, Tuesday, an awareness seminar on breast cancer for local community women.
The symposium included medical lectures, a clinical examination for women, and the distribution of brochures and posters on breast cancer awareness.
Al Attarat Company indicated that the symposium came within the framework of its keenness to communicate with the local community to encourage women to conduct early detection tests for breast cancer and to help them overcome their fears and obstacles that prevent them from carrying out these examinations, and to spread awareness about this disease.
The lecturer, Alia Khair of the Jordanian Breast Cancer Program, said that education and awareness through community activities is one of the various ways the program uses to deliver awareness messages about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and its role in reducing deaths from the disease.
She indicated that the program works to reach women from all segments of society and motivate them to make decisions related to conducting the necessary examinations for early detection of breast cancer, and to seek to remove the obstacles that prevent them from obtaining the service, especially in the less fortunate communities.
Dr. Tayseer Al-Saheb from the National Cancer Registry and Control Department at the Ministry of Health gave an educational lecture on the symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of periodic examination for early detection.
The President of the Umm Al-Rasas Women’s Association, Dr. Maha Al-Moor, said that the association is working to improve the economic and social conditions and empower women in the Umm Al-Rasas district through rehabilitation, awareness and education programs in areas of interest to women.
The “Attarat Energy” project is the largest inward foreign investment in the Kingdom at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion, and provides more than a thousand long-term job opportunities for Jordanians, and is the first project to benefit from local oil shale resources, and reduce Jordan’s dependence on imported gas.