UKZN Supports Global Pink Hijab Day
UKZN Optometry staff and students supported Global Pink Hijab Day which called on women to don a pink hijab or to wear pink on 28 October to help create more awareness about breast cancer.
October is traditionally earmarked for breast cancer awareness and Pink Hijab Day was observed for the seventh year in South Africa.
The day aims to create awareness on issues around breast cancer and to encourage women to be informed and to educate themselves about the disease.
‘Being informed about the disease, motivates the “prevention is better than cure” maxim,’ said Optomoerty Lecturer, Ms Naimah Ebrahim Khan.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among South African women although it can be halted in its early phase.
Naimah Ebrahim Khan