Roving Exhibition for Cervical Screening Programme
16 September 2004
In Hong Kong, cervical cancer ranks as the fifth commonest cancer and
the eighth leading cause of cancer deaths among females.
In 2001, there were 438 new cases and 128 deaths due to cervical cancer.
To increase public awareness and knowledge on cervical screening and women's
participation in the Cervical Screening Programme, a series of roving
exhibition are being organized in different districts. All members of
the public are welcome.
The exhibition, organized by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of
the Department of Health (DH), will include display of information on
prevention and screening of cervical cancer, games, VCD show, distribution
of booklets and pamphlets.
The Cervical Screening Programme was launched by CHP on March 8, 2004
in collaboration with other service providers in the public and private
The Programme aims to achieve higher screening coverage in the target
population, thereby reducing incidence and mortality of cervical cancer
and improving the quality of life of women in Hong Kong.
Exhibition venues, dates and time for September to October are as follows:
||11am - 8pm
||Home World, Whampao, Hung Hom, Kowloon
||10am - 7pm
||Heng On Shopping Centre, Ma On Shan, New Territories
||9am - 7pm
||Central MTR Station, Hong Kong
||11pm - 7pm
||Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
||11am - 8pm
||Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
Exhibition venues and details from November to December will be announced
closer to the time.
Members of the public can also visit the website http://www.cervicalscreening.gov.hk
for more information on cervical screening.
End/Thursday, September 16, 2004