Foundation takes cancer fight to Kimbe

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

THE Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation is taking the fight against cancer to Kimbe, West New Britain.
The foundation, in partnership with the Kimbe provincial health authority and the office of the West New Britain governor, will be at Kimbe General Hospital today and tomorrow.
The primary focus of the two-day programme will be on cancer awareness and prevention.
Free mouth and breast cancer screening will take place and awareness of cervical cancer will be carried out through a series of workshops.
The foundation team will also survey participants to better understand their general knowledge of cancer, habits and behavioural trends in the province.
This would provide the foundation with statistics to further educate and emphasise the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of cancer.
The two-day programme will start at 10am and finish at 3pm.
In addition, the foundation will continue the 2016 healthy teens school programme at Kimbe Secondary School and Hoskins Secondary School today and tomorrow.
It is being sponsored by Kumul Consolidated Holdings and Kumul Petroleum Ltd.
The programme will be conducted to Grade 9 pupils and focuses its education on empowering teens with information on healthy eating and the benefits of regular exercise.
In partnership with the US Embassy the foundation continues the 2016 cervical cancer education schools programme.
Foundation educator Sister Helen Hukula conducted the workshop to more than 140 Grade 9 female students at Gerehu Secondary School.