2018

Meemu Screening

Breast and Oral Cancer Screening and Awareness were conducted at M.Dhiggaru from February 15th-17th . 304 women were screened for Breast Cancer and 372 people were screened for Oral Cancer during the 2-day Medical Camp.

Thank you all the doctors, facilitators, council and the organizers BML, TFM and SC (Sports Club) for the successful program.


AA. Rasdhoo Screening

Breast and Oral Cancer Screening and Awareness were conducted at AA.Rasdhoo from March 1st -3rd . 108 women were screened for Breast Cancer and 177 people were screened for Oral Cancer during the 2-day Medical Camp.

Thank you all the doctors, facilitators, the council and the people of AA.Rasdhoo for the successful program.


Gn. Fuvahmulah Screening

Cancer Society of Maldives (CSM) partnered with Faisal Foundation to conduct Breast and Oral Cancer Screening and Awareness for the people of Gn.Fuvahmulah during the medical camp organized by them from March 16th-17th.

126 women were screened for breast cancer and 162 for oral cancer during this 2-day Medical camp.

Thank you Mr.Faisal for giving us this opportunity and thank you all the doctors, facilitators, organizers and people of Gn.Fuvahmulah for this successful program.


B. Goidhoo Screening

Breast Cancer Screening and Awareness was conducted in association with Diabetic Society Maldives at B.Goidhoo from April 5th-7th. 106 women were screened for Breast Cancer during the 2-day Medical Camp.


Dh. Kudahuvadhoo Screening

Breast and Oral Cancer Screening and Awareness were conducted at Dh.Kudahuvadhoo from April 20th – 21st . 161 women were screened for Breast Cancer and 176 were screened for Oral Cancer during the 2-day Medical Camp.

This screening was organized by Health Protection Agency (HPA) with CSM tech team.


Sh. Screening

Breast and Oral Cancer Screening and Awareness were conducted at Sh.Funadhoo and Komandoo from May 10th – 12th. 477 women were screened for Breast Cancer and 599 were screened for Oral Cancer during the 2-day Medical Camp.

This screening was conducted with a doctor’s team from FEM surgery Mt. Elizabeth hospital, Singapore, and CSM tech team.


Raa Atoll Screening

End to a very successful screening program to R. Dhuvaafaru, R. Meedhoo and R. Ungoofaaru. Thank you R. Atoll council for arranging the program. More than 250 people were screened during this program from 19th to 21st July 2018.

We would like to thank all the doctors who joined the screening. These screening trips will not be possible without your support and valuable time. We thank Tree Top Hospital, Senahiya and My Clinic for supporting us by releasing your doctors for our program.

We deeply appreciate the support of staff from health centers of R. Dhuvaafaru and R. Meedhoo and Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital. We also thank the volunteers and everyone who helped in this program. Thank you!


PFA Workshop

3 - Day Psychological First Aid training workshop for School counsellors held from Aug 11-13 in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Maldivian Red Crescent and Cancer Society of Maldives. Thank you all who participated in this workshop and thank you MRC and Ministry of Education for the arrangements.


Trip to India

From 26- 30th July 2018, a team of CSM members visited The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Trivandrum, Amrita Hospital in Cochin and Manipal Hospital in Bangalore. These are the three main hospitals empaneled by Aasandha (Government health insurance scheme) to send Maldivian patients for treatment through Aasandha.

The purpose of the trip to India was to:

  1. Establish links with the empaneled hospitals.

  2. Conduct awareness for Maldivian community and caregivers who reside in these cities.

  3. Establish Psychosocial Support and yoga/meditation for patients.

We would like to the for the management of RCC, Amrita and Manipal hospitals for meeting with us and the meeting arrangements.


Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner

The Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner organized by Cancer Society of Maldives & Hotel Jen Maldives was held on Oct 19th 2018. This was the second fundraising dinner organized by CSM with Hotel Jen (the Title Sponsor of the event). The theme of the event was “Let your Love Light up a Life”. The Breast cancer Support group was launched during the event and the video song of “Aafeshun” was released as well. This song is a CSR song done by Detune band. It’s a fight song for all the patients and warriors of Cancer.

The evening was a success with the support of many people. We appreciate and thank everyone who assisted us to make this event a success and a memorable evening!


Annual Pink Ribbon Run-Walk

Cancer Society of Maldives has been doing the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Run-walk in Male’ for the past 5 years.  We have partnered with BML, in the last two years and carried out a very successful program in Hulhumale’ and 27 islands/cities throughout the country with an estimated 3000 participants.

Furthermore, this event has immensely increased public awareness on the issue of Breast Cancer. Specifically, on key messages, the need to be aware of risk factors and the importance of early detection. Additionally, the run itself was a promotion of healthy living through healthy lifestyle. This is the most essential factor in reducing mortality and morbidity from cancers and all non-communicable diseases.

We are very thankful to the management of BML, all Branch Managers, CSM focal points in the islands, health centers, councils, schools, NGOs and everyone actively involved in the organizing and execution of Pink Ribbon Run/walk 2018. We would also like to thank Villa College, Housing Development Corporation Ltd., Maldives Police Services, HandyWater, Glowfit, SHAPE by Gymnasia and Go Live Maldives. We would not be able to conduct such programs without all of your support. Thank you!