23 November 2012

Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Salma Inaugurates in Kenitra Reference Centre for Early Detection of Breast and Cervical Cancers

Kenitra  — HRH Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Association to Fight Cancer (ALSLC) inaugurated, Friday in Kenitra, a reproductive health reference centre for the early detection of breast and cervical cancers.

The 1.8 million dirham centre was built by the health ministry and a Moraccan benefactor, and equipped by the Lalla Salma Association to Fight Cancer.

It has two waiting rooms, three consultation rooms for the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, three for cervical cancer, a colposcopy room, a mammography and ultrasound room, a pharmacy and two offices.

The capacity of the centre can reach up to 6,000 consultations per year for screening and early diagnosis of cervical cancer.

The ALSLC has already built and equipped six such centres in the provinces of Meknes, Errachidia, Casablanca El Fida, Skhirat-Temara, Rabat and Sefrou.

The early detection of breast and cervical cancers programme has trained 580 general practitioners, 930 nurses, 55 gynaecologists and 100 paramedical staff across the country.

For the implementation of the programme in the province of Kenitra, it is planned to train about 150 health professionals.

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