Prostate Cancer Awareness – Launching Ceremony 26th November 2021
The Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs and the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs have come together to promote awareness of the very serious and impactful disease that is the most common amongst men known as prostate cancer.
The initiative is in recognition of the importance for our society to get empowered with knowledge so that the disease can be prevented and in the eventuality that it occurs, the necessary support can be provided. In her address Minister Francourt stressed on early detection. ‘While we note the limited research on prostate cancer and occupational linkages, we should not turn a blind eye on the possibility, as research also shows that prostate cancer occurs regardless of occupational activity and all may be prone to it. It is therefore important that special attention is placed on early detection, as with all cancers, early detection is crucial for successful recovery.’
Key persons addressed the ceremony: the President of the Republic, President Ramkalawan, Minister Patricia Francourt and Minister Rose-Marie Hoareau. Archbishop Emeritus Chang Him gave a testimony and blessed the ceremony. There was also the participation of Mrs Gina Laporte of Cancer Concern, Dr Joshua Gopal and Nurse June Jean representing the Ministry of Health.