| Zee Yusri |
IN CONJUNCTION with the National Campaign on Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) 2014 recently launched by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, on September 9, a Health Colloquium was held yesterday at Dewan Al-‘Afiah, Ministry of Health (MoH).
At the colloquium titled ‘Awareness and Prevention of Cancer’, the guest of honour, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib
Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mohd Yusof, the Minister of Health, launched a poster on cancer awareness.
The minister presented the poster to Pengiran Datin Paduka Hajah Mariam Pengiran Haji Matarsat, President of Brunei Darussalam Women’s Council and Datin Hajah Sahaidah Hj Awang Taib, President of Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group (BBCS).
The event was organised to raise public awareness on cancer risks and how to prevent them. It also shared facts and must-know information on breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
The colloquium began with a mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat followed by a welcome speech by Haji Julaini Haji Abdul Latif, President of the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent (BDRCS) Society.
The event continued with a forum on cancer diseases, nutrition and physical activities moderated by Haji Julaini. Four panels comprising health professionals representing various fields – Dr Chong Vui Heng, Dr Hajah Roslin Hj Sharbawi, Norhartina Hj Sharbini and Awang Ilham Hj Mohd Ali – participated in the forum.
The colloquium was attended by members of registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Brunei Darussalam Women’s Council (BDWC) and the 13 women councils under it, members of BBCS, BDRCS and various associations across the country, youth from first aid units as well as village heads from Berakas ‘A’ and Berakas ‘B’.