Your health is the most important thing in life and that’s why it’s important to be aware and never be afraid to speak to professionals if you have any concerns.
With this in mind, Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children has partnered with HealthPlus Women’s Health Center to bring a series of health talks to the public.
Marking World Cervical Health Awareness Month, two English talks will take place on 17th January and two in Arabic on 12th and 17th January a Danat Al Emarat Hopsital.
A special networking event will also take place at the Millenium Hotel on 28th January where medical professionals will talk about cervical health with women on the capital.
Dr Gowri Ramanathan, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, said: “We hope women are encouraged to undergo the needed pap tests at the right time. The recommendation is to undergo a pap test every three years from 25 – 49 years old, and every five years from 50 to 65 years old.
“Early detection is important, as cervical cancer is curable if diagnosed early. In 2016, Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Women’s Center administered around 150 HPV vaccines for women below 30 and young girls.
“We are putting our efforts together to increase the awareness on the importance of HPV vaccines and see more women speak up with their gynaecologist if they haven’t got the vaccines when they were younger.
“Also, we see women who didn’t ever have a pap test, and is now in her 40s and have three or four children. But we also see women taking good care of themselves and their families, and come on time for all the needed tests from pap tests to mammograms and so on.”