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Healthy Teens School Program
Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) Healthy Teens School Program (HTSP) in partnership with ExxonMobil PNG LTD is about educating and empowering teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce their cancer risk in the future. The aim of the program is to promote healthy lifestyle habits earlier in life; such as don’t chew betel nut, don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, eat healthy and exercise regularly.
The HTSP is conducted by a PNGCF Health Educator to primary school students in grades five (5) to eight (8).
HTSP will be rolled out in primary schools in Port Moresby, Central Province and Milne Bay Province this year.
The HTS Program has reached more than 6,000 students in Milne Bay, West New Britain, Morobe Province, Central Province and Port Moresby since its inception in 2016.
Community Outreach & Prevention Education Program
The Community Outreach & Prevention Education Program (COPEP) in partnership with JM Ocean Avenue educates the public about cancer prevention and the importance of early detection and screening. This program consists of an education and awareness session on Cervical, Breast and Mouth Cancer as the main cancers that are affecting Papua New Guineans today. The workshop is conducted by Medical students & Doctors from the University Of Papua New Guinea School Of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Port Moresby General Hospital.
Each workshop on mouth, breast and cervical cancer is conducted for an least an hour and focuses on what each cancer is, the signs & symptoms and the importance of prevention and detection as a way to reduce your risk of developing these cancers in the future.
Cervical Cancer Education Program
The Cervical Cancer Education Program in partnership with Remington Group of Companies is an awareness session on cervical cancer prevention conducted to high school female students in grades 10-12. The program will be conducted in Port Moresby and various locations around PNG
The program is conducted by the PNGCF Health Educator who conducts a 30minute long presentation on cervical cancer with awareness and prevention as key messages in order to have a positive influence on the girls. There is a separate brochure on cervical cancer that has content targeted towards the age group 14 – 18 years of age that is distributed after the presentation for the students to take home and share the information with friends and family.