FSCH at KOU in Collaboration with Ashty Health Organization Held a National Workshop on “The Main Risk Factors of Cancer with the Most Recent Statistics"

FSCH; KOUIn today’s world, cancer has a major impact on so many people and families around us which made it almost impossible to find someone who hasn’t had any contact with someone else that was affected by cancer. So, whether we witness the fight of our loved ones directly or we see the worry of their family and friends. Therefore, it’s never too late to educate ourselves by acknowledging the causing factors that could be avoided. For that to be fulfilled, both Biology and Medical Microbiology departments at the Faculty of Science and Health, in collaboration with Ashty health organization held a workshop entitled “The main risk factors of cancer with the most recent statistics.

This workshop targeted the academic staff at Koya University to raise awareness by tackling the three main risk factors: Genetics, Personal immunity, and environmental.  Besides, the laboratory tests that need to be done were explained with the data (registered patients) that was taken from Hiwa Hospital in Sulaimania city for three years were discussed.

The workshop was opened by the speech of the president of Koya University, Prof. Dr. Wali M. Hamad, meanwhile, the Vice President of Koya University for students’ affair, Dr. Qaraman Nadir Mohammed, the Director of Health and Safety Directorate, Mr. Rebwar Tahir Aziz, and the Dean of the FSCH, Asst. Prof. Dr. Taha Jalal Omer attended the workshop. 

The workshop’s details
Title: The main risk factors of cancer with the most recent statistics
Name of Presenters: Ashty Health Organization representative, Asst. Prof. Dr. Kareem Jalal Kareem, Dr. Safia Sabr Ibrahim Blbas, Dr. Hiwa Ramadhan Fatah, and Ms Hanaa Ali muhammad
Number of participants: 80 academic staff
Date: 10/3/2022
Location: Presidency Hall



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Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) The University of Greenwich in the UKCihan University-Erbil (2021) and Tishk International University (2021).


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