Posted on January 22, 2020

As part of the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa in collaboration with Qatar Cancer Society have conducted an internal session for its employees to highlight information about the disease, the diagnosis, methods of prevention, importance of early detection and screening...

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is an occasion to raise awareness among female employees and women in general in the local community on ways to protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. The main focus of the campaign is to encourage women to do a cervical screening, especially that most deaths from cervical cancer could be prevented by regular screenings and follow-up care.

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Commenting on the initiative, Ammar Samad, General Manager, of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa said: “ It is very important for us to increase awareness among our female associates regarding cervical cancer. We are pleased to have this joint venture with Qatar Cancer Society, it also our duty to be part of the society and encourage positive and healthy lifestyle changes” He added: “ We are honored to support QCS activities along with our female associates because health and the well-being are part of the core values of The Westin brand”.

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Nour Hammad, Health Educator at QCS said: "‘You are precious’  campaign comes within the framework of January, which is the global awareness month of cervical cancer, which is considered one of the most common types of cancer among women". She added: "This campaign aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer and emphasize the importance of early detection and how we prevent it". She thanked as well The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa for participation in QCS’s campaign and wished all the institutions to join hands in order to raise awareness of cancer,  noted society’s needs to further spread awareness about cancer and change stereotypes around it. Adding "It is time to shed light on this disease and put more positive images around it “.