Championing Cervical Cancer Awareness: Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) Advocates for Early Screening with HPV Test Kit Sponsorship
Cervical cancer could become a thing of the past someday thanks to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations and screening tests, which makes it one of the most preventable silent cancers around.
In conjunction with Cervical Cancer Awareness month in January, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) is committed to making a positive impact to the community by sponsoring thirty-eight HPV self-screening kits worth more than RM11,000 to women in Subang Jaya, especially those from underserved communities.
SJMC collaborated with the State Assembly of Subang Jaya in partnership with ROSE Foundation, who pioneered this new approach to cervical screening that has made it easier and more accessible to women, allowing them to perform self-sampling using a simple swab and the results are communicated to their mobile phones within 3 weeks’. This partnership marks its third year in bridging accessibility gaps for early screenings in the community.
“We are committed to making a positive impact and ensuring access to quality healthcare, focusing on preventive care. With Subang Jaya being our home, we are delighted to collaborate once again with ADUN Subang Jaya Michelle Ng, and ROSE Foundation on this initiative. We trust that these friendly to use self-screening kits will empower the women in our community to keep their health in check, as they are the backbone and pillar of strength to many families,” said Bryan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC).
During the mock cheque presentation, about 20 women from the Subang Jaya community took part in HPV screening, emphasising their commitment to health awareness. The event showcased strong community engagement and highlighted the significance of prioritising one’s health within the local population.
“SJMC is a valued partner in Subang Jaya, and our collaboration on multiple community initiatives has been highly impactful. The initiative for early cervical cancer screening is a crucial step for the well-being of women who will benefit from it. On behalf of Subang Jaya, I’m grateful to SJMC for their contribution, as their support not only increases awareness but also ensure that life-saving screenings are accessible to those in need,” Michelle said.