Roving Exhibition for Cervical Screening Programme
30 October 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 welcomed.
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.
The public can also visit the website, http://www.cervicalscreening.gov.hk
for more information on cervical screening.
Exhibition venues, dates and time for November to December are as follows:
||1/F, Phase III, Metro City Plaza, Tseung Kwan
||G/F, Yat Tung Shopping Centre, Tung Chung
||3/F, Maritime Square, Tsing Yi
2/F, Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Lam Tin
||November 30 to
G/F, Yau Oi Shopping Centre, Tuen Mun
||G/F, Tin Wan Shopping Centre, Aberdeen, Hong
||G/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Office, Kowloon
End/Saturday, October 30, 2004