PNG Cancer Foundation

Royal Papua Yacht Club, PNG Cancer Foundation

The RPYC has expressed its commitment to supporting the PNGCF as the major sponsor of the Gala.

In attendance of the launch was RPYC General Manager, Aaron Batts and PNGCF Executive Manager, Priscillar Napoleon on Thursday 21 April at the RPYC Clubhouse.

The RPYC has previously supported the work of the PNGCF by providing their venue and services for the foundation’s community outreach workshops. The workshops have contributed to developing and extending cancer awareness and public health programs within the country.

PPH PNGCF partnership

Under the partnership, Paradise Hospital will avail its doctors to participate in the PNGCF’s cancer awareness and education programs throughout the country.

PNGCF Executive Manger Priscilla Napoleon and Board Director, Telitah Benn signed the agreement with PPH CEO Dr Robin Sios, PPH Director of Finance Janet Sios, and PPH Chief Operations Officer, Dennis Sapak.

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.

Cancer A Global Fight, says Doctor

Cancer Foundation’s Deputy Chair and PNG Women Doctors Association President, Dr. Lynda Sirigoi was invited to speak at a medical fundraising dinner for young Ugava Tau and spoke on the impact of cancer on families and the work of the Cancer Foundation.

Also as a family Physician, she said last year there was a record of about 10 million deaths making it an ongoing issue the world over.

BSP Backs Cancer Awareness Drive

This year the staff of Asset Management and Lending Support Business Unit sponsored the bank’s Pink Ribbon Fundraising Raffle Draw. 

More than K11,000 was raised and donated towards the PNG Cancer Foundation (PNGCF). 
On Friday, 29th of October, Head of Asset Management Moah Sevua and Keve Gui, Recovery Supervisor, presented the cheque of K11,500 to PNGCF Programs Coordinator, Loyla Matthew and Marketing Coordinator Deborah Steven. 

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.

TruTru Wara support Pinktober

Through this partnership the PNGCF has visited over 20 locations across 5 provinces this month under the Pink Ribbon Labelled Tru Tru Wara Bottled Water.

Over 300 attend Western Province cancer sessions

The Ok Tedi Women’s Network (OWN) invited the PNG Cancer Foundation to conduct cancer education and awareness sessions for OTML employees, students, community and business partners living in those townships.

OWN was established in November 2017 as an OTML initiative to support the interest of women working in and associated with the Company. It is a voluntary not-for-profit group that advocates for, and seeks to empower, women to realise their potential through improved safety and health awareness and through professional development.

K20,000 support for Cancer Foundation

James Rice, Group CEO of Paradise Company, parent company of Laga Industries and Paradise Foods, presented the cheque Priscillar Napoleon, Executive Manager of the Cancer Foundation.

Laga Industries concluded the Pink Ribbon Label on Tropical Oasis water with proceeds from the sales going to the PNGCF.

The PNGCF uses funds raised through this partnership to conduct cancer education and awareness programs that focus on cervical, breast and mouth cancer in various locations throughout the country in 2019.

Cancer treatment lacking in PNG: Foundation

Apart from diagnostic facilities and cancer centres, the National Cancer Unit located in Angau Memorial General Hospital in Lae is not fully functional at the moment.

Cancer Foundation is now calling for immediate government intervention.

According to the PNG Cancer Foundation, 700 Paua New Guinean women die every year from breast and cervical cancer; that’s 2 deaths per day.

The 2013 to 2017 statistics from cancer admissions at Port Moresby General Hospital found cancer of the cervix makes up 60 percent of the admissions followed closely by breast cancer.