17 Mar 2014

Thousands of leaflets about preventing breast cancer to be distributed in Vanuatu

12:31 pm on 17 March 2014

The Vanuatu National Council of Women has begun distributing more than 10,000 copies of a leaflet that aims to help women minimise their risk of breast cancer.

The council's president, Blandine Bulekon, says the leaflet provides women with the information they need to examine their breasts without the help of a medical professional.

Ms Bulekon says the leaflet is written in the Bislama language which is spoken and read by the majority of the people in Vanuatu.

"It is a very simple examination and it will save a lot of lives and it is why we decided to do this leaflet to inform all women on what to do."

Ms Bulekon, who is a former nurse, says the leaflet provides four different ways for women to examine their breasts.