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Australian school donates for cervical cancer

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Michael Sainsbury (R)  handing over the cheque of AUD500 to Mary Porowai (L) in front of Pap Smear Clinic witnessed by nurses.
THE Pap Smear Clinic at the National Referral Hospital yesterday received a timely assistance from a school in Australia.

Pacific Coast Christian School donated AUD500 aimed to assist Cervical Cancer Awareness in the country.

Solomon Islands Branch of Soroptimists International received the donation on behalf of the clinic.

Speaking during the handover representative of the school Michael Sainsbury said the school is grateful to help women in Solomon Islands in any possible way.

Mr Sainsbury said the donation was given in memory of a sister of a Solomon Islands student who died of cervical cancer last November.

Nurse Manager of Obs and Gynae Department Catherine Arahuata said the assistance is timely and they appreciated the help.

Mrs Aruhuata said they are yet to provide full service this year thus the donation will help them start off.

“We will use this money to buy equipment that are running out that the moment.”

Soroptimist spokes lady Meri Porowai thanked Pacific Coast Christian School students for the donation saying it boost the organisation’s work to fight against cervical cancer in the country.

 Health Department recorded Cervical Cancer as a number one killer of women in the country ahead of breast and lung cancer.

By Jennifer Kakai