Post Courier Deaths from cancer high

November 29, 2022

BY PHOEBE GWANGILO

Six Papua New Guinean women die of Cervical Cancer every day, says the Port Moresby General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr Pake Molumi.

“Six women dying of cervical cancer and breast cancer everyday is alarming,” he said.

In his presentation to the members of parliament last week, Dr Molumi said: “PNG has the highest burden of cervical cancer globally.”

He said with cancer becoming the number one cause of deaths in the category of chronic diseases, it was crucial that a holistic approach is taken onboard by every MP to contribute towards building the cancer facilities.

“I did a presentation to the MPs on holistic approach to cancer care in PNG last Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at the State Function Room.

Those MPs present pledged K500,000 towards the cancer project.

“We need to drive this information to all MPs so all decision makers understand that rather than throwing money around everywhere, we direct all resources to get the Port Moresby General Hospital cancer centre up and running,” he said.

The MPs that pledged their support of K500 000 are;
– Dr Lino Tom – Wabag Open;
– Job Pomat, Speaker, Manus Open;
– Garry Juffa – Northern Governor;
– Dr Billy Joseph– Nipa-Kutubu;
– Gabriel Kapris – Maprik Open;
– John Tuka-Talasia Open;
– Isi Henry Leonard-Samarai Murua Open;
– Member for Autonomous Region of Bougainville -Peter Tsiamalili Jr;
– Pila Niningi – Imbongu Open;
– Michael Marum – Governor for East New Britain;
– Elias Kapavore – Pomio Open; and
– James Donald – North Fly.