Slim Chaker early breast cancer screening campaign set in motion
19/10/2019 18:29, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Slim Chaker early breast cancer screening campaign began Saturday in Tunis.

The campaign, running till October 30, fits within Pink October- the breast cancer awareness month- and the World Day of the Fight Against Breast Cancer (October 19).

Minister of Women, Family, Children and Elderly Affairs Naziha Laabidi said the campaign is one of the ministry's priorities and a posthumous tribute to the late Slim Chaker, the former health minister.

There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458, 000 deaths from breast cancer each year, according to the World Health Organisation.

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