Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at Amman Arab University
Based on the social responsibility of Amman Arab University and in cooperation with the Jordanian Breast Cancer Program of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, the College of Pharmacy at Amman Arab University held an awareness day about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, under the auspices of Prof. Ikhlas Tarawneh, Vice President for Academic Affairs, on behalf of Prof.
Mohamed Al-Widyan, President of the University, and in the presence of the Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Rana Abu Hweij, the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Khaled Bani Hamdan, a number of members of the faculty and administrative staff, and a group of students.
The event included an introductory lecture on the Jordanian Breast Cancer Program, delivered by Dr. Pharmacist Dina Shafei, followed by a lecture by Pharmacist Dr. Sama Khreisat on the causes of breast cancer, methods of self-examination and the importance of early examination in women. A breast cancer survivor recounted her recovery journey, which spread positive energy among the audience emphasizing the importance of early examination to recover from the disease.
The awareness day included the design of an awareness corner, where awareness and educational brochures were distributed, and those interested were provided with additional information about self-examination and the importance of early examination. Clinical examination service was also provided by the health center at the university in cooperation with the Jordanian Breast Cancer Program for a group of women from the local community.
At the end of the event, the winner of the competition for the best educational video filmed by the students of Amman Arab University was announced and awarded the competition prize. Prof. Tarawneh presented the university shield to the Jordanian Breast Cancer Program in appreciation of their participation in making this day a success.