PNG Cancer Foundation

Healthy teens program gets K165,000

This brings ExxonMobil PNG’s support to K269,700 for PNGCF awareness programs since 2014.

The program will be rolled out to schools in Papa Lealea, Hanuabada, Baruni, Boera, Tatana, Porebada, Port Moresby, Hides and Moro.

It will be targeted at primary school students in grades Six to Eight and aims to encourage teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

PNG Cancer Foundation’s CEO, Dadi Toka Jr, says ExxonMobil PNG is a great supporter of the work of the foundation.

Elevala women happy with cancer awareness

In an interview with Elevala Women’s Fellowship Social Committee leader, Igo Morea, she said it was a good opportunity and an eye opener to learn the basics each of the different types of cancer that commonly exist in our country.

Joy Tera, another young woman employed with Fair Fax, said the PNGCF has done a great job in educating the young women present in this session.

Both participants agreed however, that more awareness is needed in the local and volatile communities and the rural populations of the country.

Cervical cancer vaccine myths busted

Facilitated by the PNG Cancer Foundation, the workshop focused mainly on myths and facts around the HPV Vaccine.

This was presented by HPV technical advisor Dr. Julie Stinshoff using a powerpoint to point out the myths and backing it up with facts of the HPV Vaccine.

MYTH: The vaccine wasn't properly tested and hasn't been proven to prevent HPV-related cancers

FACT: In initial clinical trials, the vaccine was given to 20,000 women aged 16–26 years in 33 countries including Australia, before it was approved for widespread use.

There’s a barbie for ‘Staiya dai’ mate

That’s how a true Australian will say it.

And what better way to celebrate Australia Day today, January 26, then to throw a few snags on the barbie mate.

Meat Haus in Port Moresby has decided to do this Aussie favour, selling K4 snags (sausage) between 11am to 2:30pm, at its space at the corner of Waigani Drive and Cameron Rd in Port Moresby.

2016 successful for Cancer Foundation


Marketing and Fundraising manager, Hayley Chown, informed  Loop PNG  that the PNGCF had launched new programs and increased educational  material output during the year.

“It has been a successful year. We launched our schools program, we launched our office and communities workshops, so we have managed to educate.

“I was looking at the figures for biggest morning tea and we doubled the amount of education materials that we put out from 2015 to 2016 so and the amount of morning tea’s we hosted as well.

Two smartphones for cancer foundation

Corporate Sales Manager of Digicel Business, Peta Kanawai, said this yesterday when presenting two smartphones and over K2000 to the PNG Cancer Foundation in Port Moresby.

Digicel PNG partnered with the Cancer Foundation to deliver two awareness workshops this year and has since continued on with the donation of two phones and cash.

“For Digicel to partner together with the Cancer Foundation and also through Women in Leadership League, it actually empowers our own staff and creates that awareness,” she said.

​Gaming Board steps in to support men’s cancer awareness

The Gaming Board presented a cheque worth K30, 000 to Cancer Foundation in support of the Men’s Cancer Awareness campaign next month.

The National Gaming Board CEO Imelda Agon when presenting the cheque said NGCB is proud to support and be part of an interesting awareness campaign that is dealing with lives of citizens.

Men’s cancer awareness workshops in November

The workshop will be hosted by Professor Ivan Olver, a cancer researcher, bioethicist and medical oncologist with senior posts in Australia and abroad.

Prof Olver is a member of the Advisory Council for Cancer Australia and recently voted new President of Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).

Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) is aiming to educate up to 400 people at the workshop this November.

Cancer foundation to host cancer awareness workshops

The free Pinktober workshops will be held at the Royal Papua Yacht Club in Port Moresby on Oct 10 and the 17th.  

The workshop aim was to reduce the threat and impact of cancer through education and prevention programs.

The workshops will be conducted by a PNGCF health educator, explaining what cancer is, how to recognise early signs and symptoms and how you can protect yourself from the disease.

National registry vital for cancer monitoring

The PNG Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) is hoping that a cancer registry is set up soon as it will provide an outline of how the country is performing as far as cancer is concern.

The foundation depends on statistics it collects from baseline surveys and screening it conducts during its provincial awareness and free cancer screening.

PNGCF chief executive officer Dadi Toka Jnr says without a cancer registry it is very difficult to see how effective their educational programs are doing in terms of cancer prevention.