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Delhi gynaecologists hit roads for Women’s Day walkathon

Mar 07, 2018

The aim of the walkathon was to promote awareness about women’s health.

New Delhi: Commemorating the International Women’s Day and with a focus to drive awareness on Women’s Health, Fortis La Femme and Delhi Gynaecological Forum South (DGFS) organized the first ever Walkathon by Gynaecologists today at Raahgiri in Connaught Place, New Delhi.

The aim of the walkathon was to promote awareness about women’s health and communicate the importance of vaccination & regular screening which can help early detection and thereby treatment of otherwise life-threatening cancers like Cervical & Breast Cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. In India, Cervical & Breast cancer form the top two most common cancer in women with an estimated 70,000 deaths per year caused by Cervical cancer as of data collected by WHO in 2016.

The walkathon marks the first of its kind initiative that brought together over 200 gynaecologists from all top hospitals in the city, raising awareness on the need for women to prioritize health.

Speaking at the occasion, Anika Parashar, COO, La Femme said: “Women have always been successfully juggling various roles, that of a mother, wife, an entrepreneur or at various positions in the corporate world, however they tend to keep their own health at the bottom of their priority. With this unique walkathon by so many eminent gynaecologists from all the top hospitals in Delhi, we want to drive the message of Priority Health. We can beat cancer by prioritizing vaccination and regular screening.”

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