Women Against HIV and Violence Workshop
MARCH 15TH & 16TH 2014 AT SEAVIEW HOTEL
We helped organise local ladies interested in attending a weekend workshop 'Empowerment of Marginalized Women Against HIV and Violence' run by the Women’s Institute of Management, Alor Star branch. The objective being to create awareness and educate the women what is HIV/AIDS, prevention, what type of violence & where to get help etc.
Breast Cancer Awareness Talks
From March 2010, our member Dr Foziah, a local GP, along with other club ladies visiedt kampungs, businesses and schools, on a monthly rota to give talks on Breast Cancer Awareness. Dr Foziah explainied that Breast Cancer can be prevented and that it is curable if caught and treated in the early stages. If local ladies are shown how and when to check their breasts and to do so on a regular basis then they will be more aware of their breast structure and more likely to recognise any changes and make an appointment at their closest Government Polyklink for further investigations and treatment.
9 out of 10 breast lumps are benign, perfectly harmless.
Tuesday 28th February 2012, Penguatkusaan Maritime Malaysia Wilayah Utara (Malaysian Coastguard), Langkawi. Monday 24th October 2011, The Frangipani Hotel, Pantai Tenga. Monday, May 9th 2011, Sekolah Langkawi, Kuah, in conjunction with a ladies health check, courtesy of Langkawi Hospital.Monday, November 1st, at Sekolah SG Menghulu, Kuah.Monday, October 25th, at Sekolah Mememgah Ayer Hangat.Monday, October 18th, at Kompleks Kraft Langkawi.Sunday, July 12th, at Surau Kpg Mawat, Jln Makam Mahsuri.Monday. May 17th, at Mesyurat Pusat Ayer Hangat, Langkawi. Monday April 26th, at The Westin Spa & Resort, Kuah, Langkawi.Monday, April 12th, at the Indian Community Center, Kisap, Monday March 22nd 2010, at Kampung Bukit Lembu, Kedawang
Dr Foziah’s main aim was to explain the importance of ladies examining their own breasts on a regular basis for any untoward changes visually or by feel. She demonstrated the correct body and finger positions for maximum efficiency. Any visual differences such as pitting of the skin, change in size or shape, a visual lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area, nipple discharge/tenderness or recent retraction or inversion of the nipple or any change in the skin character over the breast, nipple or areola i.e. scaly, red, warm or swollen then an appointment at the nearest Polyklink is recommended. When feeling for lumps she explained that you use a fairly firm pressure and go around the breast and the under arm in a clock-wise motion any small lumps should again be investigated at the nearest Government Polyklink where the first stage would most likely be to send the patient for a mammography. Today’s digital mammography machine, available at Langkawi General Hospital, can pick up lumps as small as 1.0mm, smaller than we can feel with our own fingers. If lumps of 5.0mm are treated straight away then there is a 99% chance of survival.
Dr Foziah went on to stress that Breast Cancer is Preventable and Breast Cancer is curable if is found and treated in the early stages and that 9 out of every 10 lumps are benign, so totally harmless, although all should be investigated and treated as cancer until proven otherwise.
Dr Foziah and thenow hope that the women who attended this talk this afternoon will go out and tell all their friends about Breast Cancer Awareness and encourage them to self exam their breasts and if they find any lumps or changes visit their nearest Government Polyklink for treatment or referral for a mammography at Langkawi General Hospital.
New SNOEZELEN® Opened in Langkawi General Hospital, July 26th 2011
The Snoezelen® environment and its use has gradually spread throughout the world in a wide range of situations within health, education and social service settings Growth and Acceptance - Snoezelen® has now grown into a worldwide movement in over 30 countries with thousands of installations. The basic concept was intended to provide people who have sensory and learning disabilities with appropriate relaxation and leisure facilities. The word evokes a vague, indefinable feeling of sensory well-being and has come to be commonly used to describe any multi-sensory room.
CLIENT SUITABILITY INCLUDES:CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS i.e. Down's syndrome, dyslexia, autism;MENTAL HEALTH;POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER;PAIN CONTROL;STROKE AND TRAUMATIC; BRAIN INJURY & DEMENTIA/
with Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall -
in conjunction with World Health Day and World Kidney Day
Present a "Langkawi Health Day" themed
Children's Colouring Competition with Children's Fashion Show Competition
May 1st 2010 Charity Fundraising Event
Earth Day Charity Fair