Saudi Cancer Society launches ‘Pink Fingerprints’ awareness campaign

A post-graduate student working in cancer research laboratories at the Old Road Campus research building at Oxford University, in Oxford, Britain May 11, 2016. (Reuters)
Updated 02 October 2018

Saudi Cancer Society launches ‘Pink Fingerprints’ awareness campaign

  • The “Pink Fingerprints” campaign is being launched for a 12th consecutive year.
  • The campaign will be running during the whole month of October

RIYADH: The Saudi Cancer Society launched an awareness campaign on Monday to combat breast cancer under the name “Pink Fingerprints,” and through the Abdul Latif Jameel Center for Breast Cancer Early Detection.
The campaign will be running during the whole month of October, and is aiming to increase the rates of early screening to help improve recovery rates.
The society’s chairman, Dr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Kanhal, said that the Abdul Latif Jameel Center will be implementing the campaign to be broader in the bid to spread awareness of this disease.
He added that the “Pink Fingerprints” campaign is being launched for a 12th consecutive year.
He also mentioned that many programs and events will be implemented in cooperation with several health centers, hospitals and universities, which will be taking advantage of the latest tools for early detection, mobile clinics supplied with latest equipment and medical standards.
The mobile clinics will tour different parts of the Kingdom to reach the highest number of people in their homes.
He also referred to an interactive awareness event for the campaign to be held mid-October at the Kingdom’s Commercial Center for two weeks. All participants in the campaign will be able to stamp their fingerprints on a wall to mark their involvement.
In addition to providing a space dedicated for clinical examination for visitors who wish to do so, there will also be an educational corner on self-examination.


Saudi Arabia vows to promote moderate values

Ibrahim bin Suleiman Al-Turki
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Saudi Arabia vows to promote moderate values

  • Al-Turki noted that the Kingdom’s government works through its media to highlight its economic, cultural and social mission, reflect the real image of the Saudi community

NEW YORK: At a UN specialized sub-committee meeting as part of the 74th general assembly deliberations, Saudi Arabia stressed its keenness, through its media, to consolidate the approach of moderation, respect for rights and justice, reduce hate speech and combat extremism, and not allow terrorist and extremist groups to use media platforms to spread hatred and violence. 
In a key speech before the Special Political Committee (Fourth Committee), Second Secretary Ibrahim bin Suleiman Al-Turki, a member of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN, talked about moderation enhancement and combating terrorism, as well as other issues concerning respecting rights and justice.
Al-Turki noted that the Kingdom’s government works through its media to highlight its economic, cultural and social mission, reflect the real image of the Saudi community and confirm to the whole world that Saudi citizens accept others and desire an intercultural dialogue.
He said: “My country hopes that the UN exerts more effort to carry out its responsibilities toward media outlets that incite hatred, extremism, violence and sabotage, strike to disturb security and stability, spread false reports, insult human dignity and abuse human rights.”