Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation

Free cancer awareness workshops

This will take place on August 7th and 14th at the Royal Papua Yacht Club, in recognition of the Daffodil Campaign.

Each Cancer Education & Awareness Workshop will run for an hour and will be conducted by the PNGCF health educator.

The workshop will focus on cervical and breast cancer, signs and symptoms and the importance of prevention and detection as a way to reduce their risk of developing these cancers in the future. Each workshop will end with a question & answer session.

PNGCF pays tribute to late Dr Niblett

The PNGCF is saddened by the passing of Dr Niblett, who was the longest serving radiation oncologist at the National Cancer Treatment Center in Lae.

Dr Niblett passed away peacefully at Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae on Tuesday evening, July 4, after suffering from a short illness.

He worked as the radiation oncologist at Angau for nearly 30 years and was also one of the original PNG Cancer Foundation board members in 2014.

‘Biggest Morning Tea’ rebranded to ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’

Let’s Talk Cancer Campaign is a fun and easy way to start talking about cancer prevention by making healthy lifestyle choices.

PNGCF will distribute cancer awareness materials to assist host a Let’s Talk Cancer event in communities, business houses or with friends and family and start the conversation about cancer.

The campaign is also a major fundraising event for PNGCF.

70 participants attend cancer awareness workshop

The one-day workshop was carried out by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation in Port Moresby.

The participants came from Airswift, Lahara Day Women's Fellowship, Swire Shipping and JM Ocean Avenue.

Education on breast and cervical cancer was conducted by PNGCF health educator Lois Booker.

Booker explained what cancer is, how to recognise early signs and symptoms and how they can protect themselves from the disease.

More cancer screening for women during Pinktober

The Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) will be hosting a line of events to commemorate women’s cancer awareness month in October.

Known as Pinktober, the month of October is dedicated to raising more awareness on cancer affecting women.

PNGCF will be conducting a free cancer screening and awareness program in Papa and Lealea villages on Oct 12 and 13 respectively.

Free Pinktober workshops will also be carried out on Oct 10-17 in Port Moresby, focusing on breast and cervical cancer.

Cancer foundation involves more people in screening process

Yesterday, the Foundation was at Lawes Road Clinic, in Konedobu, Port Moresby, continuing to involve more people in the screening process.

PNG Cancer Foundation is now targeting clinics to carry out awareness on cancer.

Mothers, including some fathers and youths, who turned up at the clinic, were lucky to have free access to information and screening.

The primary focus of the program was on cancer awareness and prevention.

Over 500 students undergo PRIDE Youth Arts Program

PRIDE is a program for schools in Port Moresby that aims to influence education, confidence-building, and the development of expressive abilities in young people.

The students had the opportunity to learn about healthy lifestyles with Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) who were invited to speak to the students.

PNGCF health educator Jacob Oburi conducted an energetic and informative workshop on PNGCF’s ‘Healthy Teens School Program’ (HTSP).

​Moresby students participate in health program

The students were from Kopkop College, Limana Vocational Centre and Paradise High School.

The health awareness was carried out at the Moresby Arts Theatre (MAT) during its ‘PRIDE Youth Arts Program'.

PRIDE is a week-long program for schools in Moresby that aims to influence education, confidence-building and the development of expressive abilities in young people.

The health program focused on empowering teens with information on healthy eating and the benefits of regular exercise.

​Over 100 referred for checkup after cancer screening

The Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) confirmed that 490 people were screened for breast and mouth cancer and 130 of them were referred.

A survey was also carried out which highlighted the need for more cancer awareness campaigns in PNG so that people can protect themselves and their families from it.

The cervical and breast cancer education workshop saw that there still needs to be more awareness on cervical cancer.

​School girls in NCD learn about cervical cancer

Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) continued the 2016 cervical cancer education schools program at KSS this week.

The program focuses on what cervical cancer is, how they can protect themselves from the disease, how to recognise early signs and symptoms and concludes with a question and answer session.

Current statistics show that cancer is one of the main causes of deaths in PNG and cervical cancer is among the most common types.