Cancer Awareness

Police raise K41,000 to help fight cancer

The money was raised two weeks ago through the hosting of a sausage sizzle and the selling of customized T-shirts at the Boroko police station car park.

A total of 55 contributors consisting of 8 individuals and 47 business houses and groups contributed towards RPNGC’s Pinkober awareness.

Groups and individuals that assisted are 22 Fried Chicken, Okari Trading, MNH Trading, Lucky Horse Trading, City Point Restaurant, Gudpela Limited, and 2 Fast Motors to name a few.

Universal Church observes Pinktober

The female church members gathered to hear lifesaving messages on breast cancer. Though the invited resource guest speakers did not make it to the awareness campaign, it did not deter the church leaders from proceeding with the event.

Cancer in women especially breast cancer has become a silent killer for many women in Papua New Guinea, because of a lack of awareness and education on the disease.

This gathering was by the Caleb Club in the church led by Betty McDonald, which included parts of the church hall adorned with pink and white balloons.

Meeting addresses fragmented cancer services

The theme ‘Close the Care Gap’ will be Port Moresby General Hospital’s way of building the new Cancer Facility.

The new PMGH Cancer facility will be of great assistance to the many cancer patients in the country.

Proper Awareness Needed For Childhood Cancer

One of the major issues raised was addressing Childhood Cancer in the country.

Worldwide about 400, 000 children aged from zero to 18 years of age are diagnosed each year with cancer. According to PMGH, it is estimated that one in 6500 children will have cancer.

In PNG, it is estimated that there are three million children within that age and the hospital sees 500 children per year.

PMGH Paediatrician, Dr. Gwenda Anga said as per hospital reports, PMGH is not seeing over 200 children per year as this is due to many reasons.

More Medical Students Needed: MPHA

The Morobe Provincial Health Authority (PHA) shared experiences from the area and ideas to clear pathways for cancer control in the country. One way they saw fit was to invite more medical students to assist in the hospital.

The aim of the meeting was to achieve and provide appropriate approaches to the implementation level in cancer prevention, control and care within PNG.

CPL Signs Up For Cancer Awareness

The signing will see PNG’s leading and largest retailer, its stores, shoppers, charitable foundation and staff members partake in the health foundation’s flagship programs.

PNGCF Executive Manager, Priscilla Napoleon said breast cancer, cervical cancer, oral cancer in men remain one of the leading cause of death and CPL as a group believes it can partner with PNG Cancer Foundation in creating more awareness and education in terms of cancer across the country.

Cocoa Board Marks Pinktober

Today, Thursday October 28, female staff wore the pink ribbon badge to show their support and attended a one-day awareness focused on women’s health and well-being.

Sr Christine Atu from the PNG Family Health Association was invited to conduct awareness on breast cancer and took the opportunity to make awareness on COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination.

​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.