Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Faisal Al Qasimi and Sheikha Roda Bint Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the American University in the Emirates organized its annual cancer awareness campaign. With an aim of educating and creating awareness about the disease amongst a large segment of youngsters, the university stressed on the importance of periodic checks and examinations during the campaign. This was sponsored and attended by organizations like Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Police. The audience also included Dr. Hamdan bin Muslim Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority and students from various age groups.
Highlighting more about this campaign President of American University in the Emirates, Dr. Muthanna Ghani Abdul Razzaq said: "We feel accomplished and indeed very delighted to host the cancer awareness campaign against cancer yet again this year. Previously there were only a few educational institutions that engaged in such events, however, today about forty institutions in various fields of education, health, culture and community have stepped closer towards this cause with us.”
The campaign included a number of student activities including school visits, presentations from the police academy and sports competitions by cancer survivors.
American University in the Emirates is keen to adopt such events that raise awareness on key issues. The goal is to provide more knowledge on the serious health care hazard and contribute to raising the health levels in the country. In line with the belief, the university honored the organizer for the event, including Dr. Ali Samaka and the administrative and teaching staff involved in a successful campaign.