January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the second most common Cancer diagnosed  in Trinidad and Tobago. It affects all of us in one way or another, whether we are aware or not because we all have sisters, mothers, wives, friends, daughters or we are women ourselves.
In recognition of this and to promote the awareness of this preventable and curable disease, the Rotary Club of Princes Town had the distinct pleasure of hosting Dr Vishall Bahall, specialist Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist/ Oncologist, who spoke comprehensively on Gynaecological Cancers, its detection, treatment and of course preventative methods. This was done at the Club meeting held on Wednesday, 20th January,2021.
For this special meeting and to maximize its reach and benefit Rotarians invited their close female relatives, partners in service and friends. Everyone soaked up the information Dr Bahall had to share, paying very close attention to the fact that this is a disease that women, can all so easily avoid by taking the HPV Vaccine available through the public health system. Can you imagine that! Having the power to prevent a certain cancer.
Dr Bahall was very clear and eloquent in his delivery, captivating the audience with his every word. After his presentation, a few very pertinent questions were asked by the attendees, all of which were expertly answered, leaving no doubt in the minds of the audience.
Another wonderful event taking place on the very same night was the pinning of AG Debbie Roopchand with her 8th Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), this particular one being awarded to her as Chair of the Peace-Building Committee. Congratulations to her!
For this beautiful effort and for pulling this night off we thank the Membership Director of the Rotary Club of Princes Town Andrea Bhagwandeen.