Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.

Hamad Medical Corporation, as the main healthcare provider in Qatar, is committed to providing each and every one of our patients with the safest, most effective and compassionate care possible. Our approach is to work collaboratively in an efficient and effective manner with other healthcare stakeholders to minimize the incidence of cancer for the population in Qatar through research and education and to provide excellent treatment when cancer does occur.

Raising awareness and educating people about this chronic disease through community engagements and media activities is an integral part of this commitment.

The aim of these activities is to raise awareness of all types of cancer in Qatar, highlighting the signs and symptoms of the disease and increasing public understanding of the importance of prevention, early detection and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to save lives.

Calendar of Cancer Awareness Months 2019