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29 October 2018

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Media Alert: FWRM to launch new research on Breaking the Barriers: Understanding Cancer Services, Screening & Treatment Available for Women in Fiji

FWRM to launch new research on Breaking the Barriers: Understanding Cancer Services, Screening & Treatment Available for Women in Fiji

29/10/18

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement will be launching a new research on “Breaking the Barriers: Understanding Cancer Services, Screening & Treatment Available for Women in Fiji” at the Fiji Club in Suva tomorrow.

The research aims to identify state of cancer services, screening and treatment in Fiji because of the high prevalence rate of reproductive cancers affecting women to date. As it stands, breast and cervical cancer remain among the top five causes of death in women around the country. Given these statistics, the need for FWRM to investigate the state of cancer services and treatment available for women became apparent, as well as the intersectional barriers that women face in accessing these services.

As part of the launch event, FWRM’s research team will present the findings of the report followed by an interactive forum discussion with representatives from health sector agencies and Civil Society organisation representatives.

Date: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Time: 9:30am – 1pm
Venue: Fiji Club

For media enquiries contact: FWRM Communications Officer Maryann Lockington on 8677330/8683182 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.