Updated 10 October 2021
Arab News

6 Organizations raising awareness about breast cancer in the Middle East

6 Organizations raising awareness about breast cancer in the Middle East

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual global campaign that takes place every October to increase awareness of the disease. Read on for some regional organizations working to eradicate breast cancer that you can support this month and beyond.


  • Zahra Breast Cancer Association, Saudi Arabia

    The association was one of the first bodies in the country dedicated to raising awareness about the disease and providing support to patients and survivors. 


  • Brest Friends, UAE

    Founded by Dr. Houriya Kazim, the charity organization includes the first breast cancer support group in Dubai.


  • Saudi Cancer Society, Saudi Arabia

    A non-profit organization founded in 2014 that aims to support those inflicted by cancer.


  • Baheya Foundation, Egypt

    Baheya Wahbi launched the platform in 2015 after having been diagnosed with the condition herself. The organization provides everything from early detection screening drives to chemotherapy sessions.


  • Pink Caravan, UAE

    Founded in 2011, the initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of screening for breast cancer and to provide facilities for the early detection of, treatment for and recovery from the disease.


  • Think Pink, Bahrain

    For more than 20 years, the Bahrain Cancer Society has educated women about the importance of breast self-examination and the significance of early breast disease detection.