HRH Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancers, chaired, Tuesday in Tiznit (southern Morocco), the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, and inaugurated a reproductive health reference center for early detection of breast and cervical cancers.
HRH Princess Lalla Salma chaired, in the "Al Massira Al Khadra" high school, the celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2016, organized in partnership with the Health Ministry and the National Education and Vocational Training Ministry.
On this occasion HRH Princess Lalla Salma followed a presentation on the main achievements of "Secondary and High Schools without Tobacco" program at the Souss Massa region, said a statement of the Lalla Salma Foundation for the prevention and treatment of cancers.
Afterwards, HRH Princess Lalla Salma visited several stands where students of the province's anti-tobacco health clubs presented their achievements in terms of fighting tobacco addiction, before visiting the anti-tobacco health club of the "Al Massira Al Khadra”.
On this occasion, HRH Princess Lalla Salma handed over computers and teaching materials to six anti-smoking health clubs of several secondary schools. Her Royal Highness also handed over 280 bicycles to students from 24 junior and secondary high schools in the province of Tiznit.
The reproductive health reference center of the province of Tiznit, inaugurated Tuesday by HRH Princess Lalla Salma, will help provide 5,000 consultations per year to detect and diagnose early breast and cervical cancers.
The new centre includes consulting rooms for the screening of breast and cervical cancers, and mammography, ultrasound, colposcopy and observation rooms. It also has an administrative unit, a pharmacy and a meeting room.
Built on an area of 514 square meters, the center's construction and equipment is worth 3.5 million dirhams, according to a statement of the Lalla Salma Foundation.
The early detection program for breast and cervical cancers in the province of Tiznit, targets a population of 21,516 women aged between 45 and 69 years for breast cancer screening, and 29,034 women aged between 30 and 49 for cervical cancer screening.