Name of the activity: A Step against Cancers!
Country/NMO: Jordan (IFMSA-Jo)
Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases
Contact information: [email protected]
Type of the activity: Campaign
November is the prostate and lung cancers awareness month ,our idea was to launch a social media campaign on all our social media pages and groups by multiple awareness and educational posts ,pictures or videos during this month to join the international movement and to be a part of it as IFMSA-Jo
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Jordan after cardiovascular diseases. Cancer mortality and morbidity are expected to increase as the young population ages with longer life expectancy. The latter is coupled with prolonged exposure to risk factors such as tobacco use, the consumption of unhealthy food, sparse physical activity, as well as exposure to environmental, industrial, and agricultural carcinogens.
Target groups and beneficiaries:
Social media public and medical students are targeted through this campaign. In long term their families will be affected as they will share the knowledge they got.
Objectives and indicators of success:
Our overall objective is to improve the knowledge among public, raise awareness and advocate for the importance of fighting cancer
Mainly through focusing on lung and prostate cancers, risk factors, facts and prevention
This project mainly aims to advocate more for the importance of lung and prostate cancer and to empower the medical students with the needed knowledge ,information and statistics to fight it more , also targeting the general population in order to learn them more about the cancers, risk factors and prevention
It was about posting multiple posts on social media in a clear timeline covering both lung and prostate cancers, it included posting info-graphs, videos, pics and awareness posts all over our social media in IFMSA-Jo.
Plans for evaluation:
We held an online test for public before and after the campaign to evaluate their knowledge also took a general feedback.