It’s November- the month where men around the world sport a mustache to raise awareness for prostrate cancer. Interested to know how you can participate? Join the Movember campaign by registering on Movember Foundation then grow a beard or a mustache for 30 days. The Movember foundation has over 5 million registered  as Mo bros and Mo Sistas and is means through which you can show support and sponsor your effort. Also check out our list below for Movember events happening in the UAE.

Based on a 2015 survey conducted by Gulf News, 88% of UAE residents have not gone under any kind of health screening over a year. A reason why cancer screening is being ignored is due to high checkup cost involved which is a minimum of AED 500. If money is not the issue then fear of the test result is why most people avoid getting checked.

Make sure your health insurance covers prostate cancer tests!

Annual screening is covered by a few health insurance companies depending on policies and if it’s prescribed by doctors. Check below if your insurance company covers screenings.

Health insurance provider Individual policy cover for prostate cancer tests
Aman No
Bupa Yes
ESDB Yes, but only with the Superior policy
InterGlobal Yes, but only with the Comprehensive and Elite policy
NGi Covered under group policies only *
NOW Heath International Covered under group policies only *
New India Assurance If prescribed by the doctor or as pre-existing condition
Orient Insurance Company If prescribed by the doctor or as pre-existing condition *
Oman Insurance Company No

Watch out for these Movember events:

What Where When
Mediclinic City Hospital is providing special screening package including Prostatic Specific Antigen Test and ultrasound scan with Doppler. Mediclinic City Hospital Throughout November
Free comedy act to be presented by students of Dubomedy Arts School. Center for Musical Arts From 7:00 pm on 14th November
Join the charity Movember yacht party to raise awareness of health issues. Half board only AED 250 and full board only AED 300. Snacks and food is included for all. Pay 50% before 18th November to confirm your spot. Dubai Marina Yacht Club From 2:00 pm on 20th November
To show support for the Movember initiative, Centerpoint joined with iCare Clinics offering basic health checkup. Centrepoint stores at Mall of the Emirates, Mirdiff City Centre and Sky Garden Till 12th November
Mo Bros get free chicken wing upgrades at Perry and Blackwelder’s to keep an awesome mustache. Perry and Blackwelder’s, Souq Madinat Jumeirah Throughout November