OWN champions- L-R OTDF staff Josephine Laka, Jack Klomes, Wona Anae, Cassendra Sebastian, Tessie Tsido and Igea Yassa
Ok Tedi Womens Network (OWN) representatives shared with OTDF staff awareness on cancer in October and November.
As part of the bi-monthly OWN awareness program, messages were delivered by OTDF staff who are registered members of the network, established by female staff of OTML.
The Month of October is dedicated to cancer awareness, also known as Pinktober while November is called Movember and is dedicated to cancer awareness for men.
According to Kiunga Operations health staff present during the awareness sessions, cancer treatment facilities are available both locally and internationally with early detection and treatment possible. Lifestyle is a significant
cause factor for various cancers.
OWN member and OTDF Livelihood Development Program Coordinator, Ms Josephine Laka, says health awareness is everyone’s responsibility, and the message should be shared with family and friends.