More than a thousand both young and old joined the 4th globe-a-thon which featured a walk organised by the Pacific International Hospital this morning.
The walk, started at 8am in front of the PIH gate at 3 mile, following the freeway along Taurama road, heading to the 4 mile round-a-bout and back, with participants carrying positive messages on placards.
The variety of participants included men and women of the general public, representatives from the business and corporate sector, and government, including the wife of Prime Minister Linda Babao.
The Globe-a-thon PNG 2016 calls out for all to “Step Up! For the Women we love.”
Dr Amyna Sultan of PIH said the main message here is to remind women to go for screening and get early treatment.
“Its early detection and treatment that can save lives and this is the message that we want to get out there today,” she said.
“We’re joining 80 different countries in the world today to do awareness so that our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters are made aware of this deadly disease, which does not have to be deadly, if people are aware and picked up early, we don’t have to lose some 15, 000 women in PNG each year”