Mohamed Shaalan

Ashoka Fellow
Egypt
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Mohamed Shaalan's work was prepared when Mohamed Shaalan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Introduction
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women around the world, and survival rates among Egyptian women are extremely low. Mohamed Shaalan is spreading information and awareness, improving early detection and other services, and helping women to confront the illness from an informed position, so they may consider the best options for their care. 
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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