View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Laura Bush Video Interview Highlights UAE Breast Cancer Crisis

Shaikh Mohammed’s vision of Dubai and the UAE being ‘No 1 in the world for health’ received support when Laura Bush visited the UAE yesterday.

It was part of the US first lady’s tour through the Middle East to highlight some of the diseases afflicting people in the region, especially breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the number one killer in the UAE and many succumb because of the stigma associated with the disease, resulting in a high rate of late detection.

The Good Morning America article and video interview with Laura Bush is at this link, ‘First Lady’s Middle East Trip Focuses on Breast Cancer’, ABC News, GMA, 22 October 2007.

The two videos (found at the above link) with Laura Bush are entitled:

Laura Bush Tackles Breast Cancer and
Laura Bush in the Middle East

Take a look (also at above link) at the GMA video interview with Emirati women who are breast cancer survivors entitled:

Confronting Taboo in Mideast

Image: Laura Bush and two Emirati breast cancer survivors.