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Xpress Money, NMC raise breast cancer awareness

DUBAI, October 26, 2015

Xpress Money, a leading money transfer brand, has partnered with NMC Hospitals to raise awareness about the risks of breast cancer, among migrant women workers in Dubai, UAE, under its global corporate social programme H.O.P.E.
 
It has organised a workshop at a labour camp in Al Quoz, which is home to over 300 migrant women labourers from different nationalities, said a statement.
 
The workshop was conducted by lady doctors from the NMC Hospital who informed the attendees about the symptoms and causes of breast cancer - a disease that affects one in eight women and often goes undetected. 
 
The doctors sensitised the women about the importance of selfchecks, and gave demonstrations on how the checks can be performed.
 
The breast cancer awareness workshop also offered an opportunity for the women labourers to interact with doctors to ask questions and clarify their doubts. 
 
In addition, interested women were also given free checkups by the doctors at the event.
 
As part of the awareness drive,  these women labourers from Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Africa pledged to take care of their health and be aware of the risks of breast cancer.
 
Ashwin Gedam, head - Global Marketing, Xpress Money, said: “Beyond a normal breast cancer awareness programme, we wanted to build a wider sense of health sensitivity among the migrant women workers who generally neglect their health while toiling for their family back home. 
 
"The pledge was aimed at instilling the message of good health among the women migrant workers, a significant part of the expatriate labour community in the UAE.”
 
Xpress Money also extended a similar awareness programme for its employees at the company headquarters in Dubai. - TradeArabia News Service



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