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Sir Brian Bell Foundation donates K30,000 to Cervical Cancer Fund.

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation this month has donated K30,000 to the Boroko Rotary Club to continue its efforts in fighting cervical cancer mortality in PNG.

PNG has among the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world with an age-standardised incidence of 23.7/100,000 vs. 5/100,000 in Australia and New Zealand. Approximately 1,500 women die every year in PNG due to cervical cancer according to the Boroko Rotary Club.

Boroko Rotary Club Acting President Togaro Asiba expressed his gratitude to the Foundation for their support, “Cervical Cancer is at an alarming rate in PNG; your kind financial assistance is timely as Boroko Rotary prepares for the next roll out of the HPV vaccination in the Nation's Capital.”

“On behalf of the fellows at the Rotary Club of Boroko, thank you indeed for your very generous donation to our Cervical Cancer fund.”

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation is very pleased to be able to assist such an important initiative which affects a large number of women in PNG. This donation will go a long way in assisting the purchase of vaccines ensuring the continuation of the Rotary Club’s HPV program for girls aged 13-15 in Port Moresby. 2 vaccines per student are required over a 6-month period which protects against nine HPV types of which cause around 90% of cervical cancers.

Representing Sir Brian Bell Foundation was Brian Bell Category Manager Mr. Craig Brouggy who presented the cheque of K30,000 to the meeting Chair, Mr. Hubert Kikira earlier this month at Brian Bell Plaza.
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