World H&N Cancer Day: Report

Press conference to mark world head and neck cancer day

Kigali, Rwanda | 27 Jul 2015 to 27 Jul 2015

Name of Host : Dr Rajab Mugabo

Name of Institution : King Faisal Hospital, Kigali

URL of Institution : www.kfh.rw

Brief Summary :

The conference was graced by Acting CEO King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, a team from the cancer unit in the ministry of health, ENT surgeons, speech therapists, two cancer survivors and the media. The conference commenced with a brief on the purpose of WHNCD, the burden of head and neck cancer in Rwanda, risk factors, prevention measures, warning symptoms, available treatment options in Rwanda and the major challenges for treatment of head and neck cancer. The two cancer survivors gave testimonies of their sickness, treatment and outcomes. Presentations were followed by an interactive Q & A session.

Media Coverage :

The event was covered in the news by three print media houses, two television stations and two radio stations. http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-07-29/191077 http://www.thelinkmagazine.org/index.php/health-update/149-rwanda-marks-international-head-and-neck-cancer-day http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-07-27/191013/ http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-07-29/191081/

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