Venezuela and PAHO prepare actions for the Day to Fight Breast Cancer

This content was published on 30 September 2022 – 21:35

Caracas, Sep 30 (EFE) .- The Government of Venezuela and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are preparing actions that will be carried out next month for the International Day of the Fight against Breast Cancer -which is commemorated every October 19 -, among them, training activities, mammograms and biopsies, the Ministry of Health reported this Friday.

The director of the National Oncology Program of the State portfolio, Gisela Vargas, pointed out that Venezuelan officials and representatives of the United Nations agency held a meeting to “fine tune details of what each organization is going to contribute to promotion and prevention” during the “pink month”.

“It is very important that breast cancer is disseminated and reported through banners, allusive messages, videos and educational talks, and that it reaches a large volume of people nationwide,” she said, quoted in a note office press release.

He also assured that the different organizations and institutions that will participate in these activities will work “in an articulated manner” to do mammograms, biopsies and, finally, “a census of people who suffer from it and operate.”

In addition to PAHO, officials from the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security (IVSS) and the Social Welfare and Assistance Institute for Ministry of Education (Ipasme) staff, as well as representatives from the Venezuelan Anticancer Society (SAV) participated in the meeting. ).

Last June, the Government and PAHO held a meeting to review the cooperation agenda, which includes the gradual “recovery” of the essential services of the country’s health system.

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This UN agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) are implementing 32 projects to strengthen the Venezuelan health system in coordination with the country’s authorities, said PAHO’s representative in the nation, Cristian Morales. EFE

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