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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 sectors.

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:

Date Time Venue
18-20 Sept 11am - 8pm Home World, Whampao, Hung Hom, Kowloon
27-29 Sept 10am - 7pm Heng On Shopping Centre, Ma On Shan, New Territories
11-13 Oct 9am - 7pm Central MTR Station, Hong Kong
18-20 Oct 11pm - 7pm Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
22-24 Oct 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 for more information on cervical screening.

End/Thursday, September 16, 2004

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