RAISING AWARNESS AND CANCER SUPPORT FOR WOMEN’S CANCER BY HALIKU
HALIKU or “Hau Hili Atu Kura” which means “I choose to be healed” project has implemented various activities within this year with the main objective to inform people on the symptoms of cancer and contributing factors. Moreover, it has been introduced to beneficiaries the importance of regular self-examinations for the early detection of breast cancer and signs of cervical cancer. During the year, it has been raised the awareness of students from pre-secondary school to university, government and non government staffs organizations include SEPFOPE and FOKUPERS, Nuns, and MSG and SHIO members. The integration initiative within the MSG/SHIO continues to consider as priorities over the activities implementation. As a result of integration, there were 29 villages in 5 municipal have been covered and the prevention targeted to other beneficiaries has been reached 1,915 people.
Another important result was, there were 13 people of breast and cervical cancer patients has been referred to Dili National Hospital and 3 patients has having transport and biopsy support from Alola. In addition to that there were 92 patients getting referrals in total since the HALIKU program was established in 2014.