Cancer Awareness

​Children urged to participate in cancer awareness

Dr. Mathias Sapuri believes that this not only helps others, but increases their own awareness on the illness.

Sapuri is an obstetrician and gynaecologist with Pacific International Hospital. He is coordinator of the annual Globeathon to End Women’s Cancers.

He is calling on the participation of this population for the walk this Sunday, September 24.

He said such programs were designed to raise awareness and their involvement would help them in the long run.

Walk against cancer from Goroka to Kundiawa a success

The increasing rate of cancer, particularly cervical cancer, the non-availability of cancer treatment facilities in the Highlands region is a concern. 

Kimbe to host Cancer awareness campaign

Organised by aspiring young female doctors to raise awareness on Women’s cancer, the event will be held at the Sanremo Hotel.

One of the organisers Dr Hilda Audubo told Loop PNG that this month of October is Women's cancer awareness month and so her doctor colleagues are organizing two exciting events to raise awareness on breast and cervical cancers.

She added that at the same time they will be doing fundraising towards purchasing the much needed pap smear kits so all the girls and mamas in the province can be screened.

Walk the Talk to promote cancer awareness

Papua New Guinea has one of the highest rates of oral and cervical cancer in the world.

“Cancer remains a big challenge and a major concern in PNG and yet more emphasis and resources have been shifted to HIV/AIDS in the last two decades and rural families are the most affected.

“We are rising up as communities and organisations to do something constructive instead of talk only and waiting for actions from others,” the group states on their official Facebook page.

ExxonMobil is major sponsor for PNG Cancer Foundation

This is the second year ExxonMobil PNG is partnering with the PNGCF to assist with its provincial programs, the announcement of the partnership was made today in Port Moresby.

Gaire villagers pleased with cancer screening and awareness

The two-day program commenced today, carried out by PNGCF in partnership with the Hiri Rural Local Level Government.

Gaire Village has a population of over 4,000 people.

Free mouth and breast cancer screening is underway and awareness of cervical and breast cancers being carried out through a series of workshops.

Gaire Village councilor Kema Sere said PNGCF is doing a great job to come to a rural village like Gaire and conduct such program.

Sere said that the village is very privileged to have this cancer awareness in their community.

Huge turnout at Gaire for cancer awareness and screening

The two-day program kicked-off today and is being carried out by Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation in partnership with the Hiri Rural Local Level Government.

The screening and awareness on cervical and breast cancer is underway at the Gaire United Reform Church and the primary focus is on awareness and prevention.

Village councilor Kema Sere thanked the PNGCF for selecting his village to participate in this much needed program.

He said with a population of more than 4,000 people, he is expecting more people to attend on the second day.

15 companies on board for Daffodil Cup Golf Challenge

The companies include Exxon Mobil, Kwila Insurance, ANZ Bank and Pacific MMI Insurance, which was the first to register.

The annual charity golf challenge is organised by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation.

It was launched on June 21 in Port Moresby with registration open to corporate companies and individual groups.

Over 30 teams are expected to take part with early bird registration fee of K3, 000. Those that register as of August 1 will pay a fee of K3, 500. 

Over 300 participate in Kavieng’s Biggest Morning Tea

The campaign gives people access to education and information on cancer awareness and prevention during the month of May.

PNGCF has registered 57 BMTs and Kavieng is among 37 of those that are being hosted outside of Port Moresby.

The event took place in the Ward Market in Kavieng Town including residents and business houses.

BMT is a fun and easy way for communities, business houses, friends and family to come together over a cup of tea and start the conversation about cancer.

Arawa joins in Biggest Morning Tea cancer awareness

The awareness was in support of the PNG Cancer Foundation’s Biggest Morning Tea (BMT) campaign but was rolled out as an open public awareness at Arawa on Friday, May 13.

BMT campaign is a fun and easy way for communities, business houses, friends and family to come together over a cup of tea and start the conversation about cancer.

The campaign gives the people of PNG access to education and information on cancer awareness and prevention during the month of May.