Drive spreads awareness about cancer

The Smile of Bahrain initiative by the Future Youth Society launched a campaign last week aimed at raising awareness about the disease of cancer among children.

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Beat)

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Published: Mon 30 Sep 2013, 12:08 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:07 PM

Chairman of the Society, Isa Fulad, said that the three-day campaign — “Our Children are Like Gold” — was part of an initiative to enhance awareness about cancer in general and tell the people about primary symptoms of the disease in particular and to introduce the Smile of Bahrain acitivties among the society.

Visitors were provided with a board where they could write and express their support for the sick children.

The board will be gifted to the children at the Salmaniya Medical Complex.

Isa Fulad thanked the doctors who participated in the campaign and gave visitors better insight about the disease.

500 new job opportunities

Labour Minister Jamil bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan said that there was an unprecedented interest on the part of the governemnt to ensure vocational safety of workers at differnet worksites across the kingdom.

He said this while addressing a symposium, co-organised by the Labour Ministry and Bahrain Health and Safety Society last week, on the ministerial decree about regulating vocational health and safety of workers.

He described the resolution as a quantum leap in promoting workers’ vocational health and safety at the local and regional level.

He said that the new resolution will provide job opportunities for around 500 new vocational safety officials and boost interest in training specialised cadres in this regard. He said the resolution will be enforced on more than 1,000 small and medium-size establishments in Bahrain.

He said research conducted by the Labour Ministry have shown that such initiatives have greatly contributed to lowering the rate of accidents at worksites.

Training course planned

The Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) will hold a training course to shed light on the international humanitarian law as part of its 2020 strategy.

The association is co-organising the programme in cooperation with the Kuwait-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mission.

The event will be attended by (BRCS) members, College of Health Sciences nursing students, Bahrain Medical Society (BMS) members as well as students from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland — Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB).

ICRC representatives Yahya Khalil, Ahmed Suleiman, Makram Sawa, Fuad Bawaba and Ammar Ammar will deliver lectures at the training course, alongside head ad of Bahrain Military Courts Colonel Mansour Al Mansour and BRCS secretary-general Dr Fawzi Abdulla Amine.

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