Bhitai Dental and Medical College Mirpurkhas in the guidance of Managing Trustee Dr. Ghulam Mustafa launched a massive Campaign for oral cancer awareness in Sindh, Health Equity engages the public through multi-faceted communications strategies, to speak up and prioritize mouth health alongside other health considerations in improving the nation’s health.
As leader in Oral Care, in this region Bhitai dental college has always been at the forefront of initiatives that improve the oral health condition. With an objective to increase Oral Cancer awareness, spearheaded Oral Health Month (OHM), an initiative dedicated to spreading oral health and hygiene awareness throughout the Sindh. Since its inception in 2010, the initiative has successfully reached out to millions of people across province.
Dental and oral health experts walk on the streets of Mirpurkhas on 21 August, 2014 as part of a campaign to raise awareness of mouth cancer. “Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer”
Campaign has been set up to provide information and support to tackle the oral disease, which is increasing in this region.
One of the main events will be free mouth screening, carried out by qualified clinicians from Bhitai Dental Institute, Assistant Professor and head of department of Community Dentistry Dr. Muhammad Salmon Khan, said: “Early detection and timely treatment of mouth cancer is vital, and can lead to a significantly improved survival rate.”
“It cannot be stressed enough – the earlier a cancer is detected, the better the treatment options and outcome.” Remember, most of oral diseases are not cancerous. If you are in any doubt, check it out with a dentist, Mouth cancer affects all age groups – with a significant rise among people under 45 years and there are now more cases of mouth cancer in the Pakistan each year than cases of cervical cancer in women and testicular cancer in men put together. The campaign has important messages for people of all ages, but organizers are keen to target specific groups, including young people and people from ethnic minorities.