Detect and Protect
Detect and Protect is the project that helped activate SCORA in Iraq in 2014. It’s an annual
project held every October, the breast awareness month.
Through Detect and Protect, students and Iraqi women get to learn about breast cancer and
how to perform the monthly self examination through workshops, lectures and public
Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in Iraq. It has a fairly low prevalence when
compared to other countries yet a very high mortality rate due to lack of awareness and early
Through this project,ifmsa-Iraq managed to do the first walking marathon in AbuNuas,
Baghdad to spread awareness with the help of a group of youth activists. Brochures were given
and the word was spread through media on the event and its significance to breast cancer
awareness, helping the message reach even further.