7 October 2021, Apia Samoa. Cabinet has put its weight behind the Pinktober Cancer campaign on the local front to support the Samoa Cancer Society and her stakeholders.
In supporting the Samoa Cancer Society and residents battling cancer, Cabinet’s pink attire debuted earlier this week on Wednesday during its weekly meeting and Prime Minister FIame Naomi Mataafa and Cabinet Ministers will continue to wear pink every Wednesday throughout the Pinktober month of October
Pinktober is invaluable for education and advocacy and driven by Government, the Samoa Cancer Society and stakeholders to encourage the public to health take preventative health measures and use assistance rendered by the Society and the Ministry of Health.
One of the projects that the cancer society is working with in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is to set up a National Cancer Registry – which will be a register of all cancer diagnoses in Samoa –it will also capture data and information on gender, age and the specific types of cancer.
Residents needing specialized overseas cancer treatment are top priority in the Government funded overseas medical referral program.
Every year in October, the world comes together to mark the Cancer Awareness month. In support of the month and all that it stands for – resilience, triumph over illness, strength from the community to ensure that no one is left behind.
FA’ATAUA E LE KAPENETA LE LA’EI PINIKI E LAGOLAGO AI LE MASINA O OKETOPA (PINKTOBER) E FOIA OLE FA’AMAI O LE KANESA
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le la’eiina o le lanu piniki e le Palemia ma Minisita o le Kapeneta i I Aso Lulu uma o le masina o Oketopa, e faailoa ai le lagolago i taumafaiga mo le fo’ia o le gasegase o le kanesa (pinktober).
O lenei faaiuga ua atagia ai le faataua a le Malo faapea ma le lagolagoina o le faamoemoe a le Sosaiete o le Kanesa a Samoa, (Samoa Cancer Authority) e pei ona faamanatuina e le lalolagi atoa faapea ma Samoa i le masina lenei.
O lenei faaiuga a le Tamaitai Palemia, Fiame Naomi Mataafa ma Minisita o le la’eiina o le lanu piniki ua atagia ai le lagolago a le Malo i taumafaiga a le faalapotopotoga o le Samoa Cancer Society ma le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina e fo’ia lenei gasegase, ma faia polokalame ma faalauiloa.