Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) conducted about 216 health education activities in 2018 with the number of beneficiaries from these activities reaching 30,000.
The activities included awareness workshops, training programmes and regional and international conferences.
QCS aims to be the community partnership platform to make Qatar a leader in cancer prevention and its burden control.
A training session held by QCS
The activities targeted school and university students, employees of the government and private sectors, individuals living with cancer and their families, healthcare providers and people with special needs.
Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani, chairman of QCS, said: “Cancer awareness, prevention methods and early detection are the most important strategic objectives that QCS has sought since its establishment in 1997.
"The society has worked over the past 20 years to expand the base of the beneficiaries of its activities and services and has access to all segments and community groups, especially in its mission to seek to prevent cancer and control its burden in Qatar.
“We are working with our partners to educate the community, and support, empower and advocate individuals living with cancer and to engage in the professional development and scientific research in the field of cancer.”
Sheikh Khalid also expressed the keenness of QCS to keep pace with international experiences and expertise to develop its programmes and future plans through participation in all conferences and events in Qatar and abroad.
QCS is a member of the Union for International Cancer Control and founding member of the International Cancer Prevention Consortium.