Pinktober

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.

Cancer is equally important

Statistics are showing that two women die daily from these illnesses.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop shared this information during the commemoration of Pink Day awareness in Port Moresby.

Pink is the color associated with the Campaign against breast cancer and cervical cancer in the month of October.

Governor Parkop said that cervical cancer and breast cancer are leading cancers for women and girls in Papua New Guinea.

He emphasized that early detection and prevention is better than cure. 

K10,000 for cancer unit

Trukai made a cash donation of K10,000 towards the hospital’s cancer unit in commemorating Pinktober, which ended on Saturday October 31st.

Trukai Industries CEO, Alan Preston, said Trukai is more than just rice and was happy that they could help the hospital at this time.

“We have a strong corporate social program spanning health, sports, education, women empowerment and few others.

“We are delighted that we are still able to continue some of our social programs despite very challenging and unprecedented times.

Live a healthy lifestyle

Lawes Road Clinic’s gynaecologist, Dr Lutty Amos, made this statement when speaking at the end of the weekly Walk and Yoga for Life program at Paga Hill Ring Road on October 20.

She revealed that during her team’s government department visits this year, five in every 100 women in the city have at least gotten screened, urging the need for more awareness and actions against cancer.

Dr Amos shared a sad reality of having screened only 3,700 women in NCD for cancer detection since the opening its cryotherapy unit to the public for Pap smear test in October, 2016.

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 to launch PINKTOBER this week

The annual PINKTOBER that is dedicated to promoting awareness on women’s cancer will be launched on Wednesday, September 28.

The Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation will officially launch PINKTOBER and announce its activities during October to help raise funds for awareness on cancer affecting women.

PNGCF chief executive officer Dadi Toka Jnr always stresses that women’s cancer, cervical and breast, are rapidly increasing in PNG so we all must work together to prevent cancer.

Statistics show that two women die every day from cervical cancer.