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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Don't Chew Betel Nut, Don't Smoke, Reduce Alcohol, Eat Healthy, Exercise Regularly

The Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) accompanied by members of the SP Hunters Rugby Team conducted the Healthy Teens School Program (HTSP) to Grade 8 students of Hagara Primary School in Port Moresby today.
PNGCF Health Educator Mr Jacob Oburi conducted the HTSP workshop to 120 Grade 8 students of Hagara Primary School. The workshop focused on encouraging teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce the risk of developing cancer in the future.
At the end of the workshop, the SP Hunters assisted Mr Oburi with the Q&A session and distributed school packs to the students that answered correctly. Rhadley Brawa on behalf of the SP Hunters also encouraged the students to live healthy and active lifestyles.
PNGCF were pleased to have the SP Hunters Watson Boas, Karo Kauna Jnr, Wartovo Puara and
Rhadley Brawa come to the Schools Cancer Education Program at Hagara Primary School. The SP Hunters Team has been an avid supporter of the work of the Foundation and we look forward to continuing this partnership this year.
PNGCF would like to thank Kumul Holdings Limited & Kumul Consolidated Holdings, ExxonMobil PNG and Moore Printing for making the School Cancer Education Program possible.
Protect your Family from Cancer. Don't Chew Betel Nut. Don't Smoke. Reduce Alcohol. Eat Healthy. Exercise Regularly. Source: PNG Cancer Foundation

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Creator Supports NCD HPV Pilot Vaccination Program.

On a recent visit to Cancer Council Queensland, the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation CEO Dadi Toka Jr and Programs Manager Priscillar Napoleon had the honor of meeting the 2006 Australian of the Year, Australian Immunologist and Creator of the Cervical Cancer vaccine also known as the Human PapilomaVirus (HPV) Vaccine, Professor Ian Fraser AC.
Professor Ian was very pleased to hear that the NCD pilot was finally being implemented. He expressed his support and assistance if required by PNG.
The HPV Vaccination program in NCD, which began at the beginning of this month has so far administered the first dose of cervical cancer vaccine to over 8,000 girls with the second dose scheduled for 6months time.
The 2017 NCD HPV Pilot Vaccination program is supported by Rotary International, Rotary Club of Boroko, the Department of Health, the Department of Education, NCD Health Services, US Embassy, PNG Cancer Foundation, WHO and UNICEF. PNG Cancer Foundation