One of the participants during a consultation
In line with its commitment to promote healthy lifestyle amongst UAE resident and encourage preventive health care; First Gulf Properties (FGP), a real estate service provider specialising in end-to end property solutions, hosted a health awareness event titled “For Women by Women”, yesterday, in cooperation with LLH Hospital Mussaffah. The event called upon tenants to dedicate the day to good health and fun in Al Mazyad Village Residential Complex, which falls under FGP’s management.
The initiative aimed to empower women to achieve their health goals and make sound, informed healthcare decisions and choices. This was done through offering FGP tenants free consultation sessions, preventative health screening as well as numerous health awareness lectures by renowned medical specialists from LLH Hospital Mussaffah.
FGP urges all women to take preventive measures to reduce their chances of diagnosis and in a bid to improve the quality of life of its tenants. According to recent studies within the UAE, breast cancer remained the leading cause of cancer cases in 2013, accounting for 31.7% or 253 cases of female cancer cases. Among female UAE Nationals in particular, breast cancer was the top type of female cancers diagnosed during 2013 (22%).With more improved preventative care breast cancer deaths rates have declined from 8.7 per 100,000 women in 2009 to 5 per 100,000 women in 2014. Late detection of the disease has gone down from 64% in 2009 to 16% in 2013.
Three main lectures were delivered during the event, including awareness talks on breast cancer and cervical cancer by Dr. Imrana Imran, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology; common skin problems in women by Dr. Sujataha, Specialist Dermatology as well as a talk on heart diseases in women by Dr. Sumera, Specialist Cardiologist.
During the event, participants also had the opportunity to weigh their health by taking the body composition analysis test, then getting their results interpreted by a clinical dietitian. Women with the highest fitness scores won prizes, to encourage them to lead and maintain healthier lifestyle.
FGP strives to improve health standards amongst its tenants by cultivating a sense of community through public service initiatives. In fact, FGP will continue to host similar events that promote healthy habits amongst its tenants. Earlier this year, FGP, in collaboration with LLH Hospital Mussaffah, organised a healthy eating awareness event to advance its main mission of improving the long-term health of its community.