Dr Ethel Vento Zahra is a dental surgeon with a special interest in Public Health, a partner with her sister in private practice and a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Department of Oral Rehabilitiation at the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the University of Malta. She is very committed towards her work which focuses on striving towards providing better health to the Maltese population, and she was presented with an Award in Recognition for a High Level of Service in the Public Service in June of 2011.
Ethel was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2015 at the age of 36 years when her daughter was only 3 years old, and furthermore with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2018. She is a breast cancer advocate and is very active as a committee member of Europa Donna Malta which is an NGO that advocates for breast cancer patient rights, raises awareness about breast cancer and provides support to women and their families when they are diagnosed with anything related to breast cancer from positive genetic testing results to metastatic breast cancer diagnoses. Being a Metastatic Breast Cancer patient herself, she is very committed to raising more awareness about the realities of women living with this condition and provide support to women going through the same issues to be able to have a more positive outlook and thrive while going through these difficult situations.
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