With the aim to draw the attention of the public, especially women, on the importance of prevention in suppressing the occurrence and early detection of the breast and cervical cancer, the lectures on the importance of prevention in reproductive health with the emphasis on the prevention of breast cancer were organised in Berane and Bijelo Polje. The lectures were delivered by doctors Denis Kalač, a radiologist and Adnan Striković, a gynaecologist.
The main topic of the lectures was prevention as one of the safest methods of supressing the occurrence and development of cancer. Also, the doctors informed the participants on the risk factors, symptoms and ways of early detection and treatment of these illnesses, as well as about the possibility to schedule preventive examinations in health centres and hospitals.
In addition to the useful information, the participants were given a brochure on prevention of breast and cervical cancer and promotional material with the message on the importance of prevention.
The lectures were jointly organised by FORS Montenegro, Health Centre Berane, Health Centre Bijelo Polje and the hospitals from these two municipalities. The plan is to continue with the organisation of similar lectures, all in order to increase the number of women who regularly conduct preventive examinations.
Organisation of lectures on preserving reproductive health is only one of the activities of the project CARES – Cross-border Actions in the Reproductive Health Sector implemented by FORS Montenegro with the aim to improve the quality of services in the area of reproductive health and to inform population on the importance of prevention in that area.
Also, another activity which is currently in progress is a campaign of organisation of preventive examinations implemented in cooperation with health centres and hospitals from the target municipalities.
The CARES project is funded by the European Union within the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Kosovo* 2014-2020 and it is co-funded by the Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro. In Montenegro the project is implemented in the municipalities of Andrijevica, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Gusinje, Petnjica, Plav, Kolašin, Mojkovac and Rožaje.
We use this opportunity to invite all women to schedule preventive breast examinations and gynaecological examinations in health institutions and by doing so contribute to preserving their own health.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
This text has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union and the Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of FORS Montenegro – Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union nor the Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro.