Ministry of Health Hosts Conference Addressing Cancer Statistics and Initiatives on World Cancer Day
On February 5, 2024, during an event attended by Dr. Saman Barzanji, the Minister of Health, Omed Khoshnaw, the Governor of Erbil, Dr. Mohammed Shukri, Chairman of the Investment Board, Dr. Jutyar Adel, Head of Media and Information Department, the Director General of Health, as well as various Consuls, experts, and doctors, the Ministry of Health organized a conference commemorating World Cancer Day under the theme of "Addressing the Service Gap."
During the conference, the focus was on the contributions of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Ministry of Health in delivering healthcare services to cancer patients. The discussions highlighted the importance of increasing awareness about cancer as a public health concern and implementing measures to enhance its management. Additionally, the emphasis was on ensuring high-quality care, comprehensive examinations, early detection, and effective treatment for individuals affected by this disease.
It is worth mentioning that the ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government, under the Ministry of Health, places significant emphasis on citizen treatment, awareness, and disease prevention, with a particular focus on cancer. In alignment with this commitment, numerous cancer treatment centers have been established alongside hospitals to address the specific needs associated with cancer care.