Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BWCCI joins with Every Woman Every Child global effort

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) has made commitment to raise awareness about cervical cancer by disseminating information about cervical cancer and its prevention to 30,000 Bangladeshi women, said a release Tuesday.

The Chamber will also take initiatives to motivate 20,000 young mothers to be inoculated to prevent cervical cancer and 30,000 women to do paps smears test annually.

BWCCI president Selima Ahmad made the commitment at the United Nations Every Woman Every Child private sector dinner meeting with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon which was held at a city hotel.

The theme of the meeting was 'Women's and Children's Health in Bangladesh: Challenges, Solutions and Innovations'.

The Chamber will conduct the campaign by disseminating the information through leaflets, letters, counseling, hotline centres, training programmes, meetings and roundtable discussions by 2016.

Ms. Ahmad expressed her solidarity with the unprecedented global efforts of Every Woman Every Child on behalf of BWCCI.