In coordination with Maarib hospital committee, IRVD has yesterday launched a psychological support centre in Maarib city, Yemen, and announced the start of a comprehensive awareness program on breast cancer that includes conducting free-of-charge medical examining and testing, as well as conducting surgeries and operations for free.
The program aims at conducting lectures and seminars in educational institutions such as schools and universities in addition to IDP camps, and its main focus is to provide as many free tests as possible for the suspected cases, and to follow-up and treat the confirmed cases and perform surgeries when needed. Also, the program will include distributing brochures and posters to raise public awareness on the topic and to explain the significance of early examining and testing, and many other detailed information on breast cancer. The program comes under the IRVD initiatives to help the victims of the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Abdulaziz Al-Shaddadi, the general manager of the health bureau has expressed his gratitude to IRVD and the general committee of Maarib hospital, stating that the bureau is aiming at developing this centre to become a fully-functioning mental health hospital in the future, and he emphasized the importance of the awareness campaign on breast cancer.
Mohammad Al-Mouawadi, the province deputy said that many of the victims of the conflict are going through very difficult times psychologically and they are in immense need for support, especially in the province of Maarib where more than 3 million IDP live along with the many injured and affected people, bearing in mind the already very difficult economic situation that the families and IDPs are experiencing.