Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), in partnership with the Sisters’ Cancer Support Group and Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra, recently launched a series of four videos celebrating cancer survivorship aimed at multicultural Muslim communities.

Part of Project SAHA, which stands for Survivorship, Access, Healthy Living and Awareness, the short videos feature four women, each reflecting on their personal journey of diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer.

ISLHD Multicultural Health Service Manager, Leissa Pitts said the District identified the benefit of providing cancer information to the multicultural Muslim community using a new approach.

“The powerful Celebrating Cancer Survivorship videos aim to reduce the stigma and social misunderstanding of cancer treatment within the multicultural Muslim community, while promoting positive stories of cancer survivorship and encouraging cancer screening and appropriate lifestyle changes,” Mrs Pitts said.

The videos will be available in five languages: Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Farsi and English.

The SAHA video series are available to view on ISLHD’s YouTube Channel.

Sisters’ Cancer Support Group is a community based, not-for-profit, registered organisation that provides support for women from multicultural backgrounds who are affected by cancer.

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