Zahrah is a Obstetrics and Gynaecology resident doctor in Melbourne who is from Fiji. This year for her birthday, Zahrah has decided to fund raise for PICCSI (Pacific Island Cervical Cancer Screening Initiative).
The cost of a cervical screening test is roughly $25, so she is asking friends and family to “donate a test” in lieu of birthday gifts and dinners.
“Donate a HPV test in lieu of birthday gifts and dinners!”
Today PICCSI would like to thank the Australian Government and Australian Aid for their backing of the PICCSI Project in August 2018.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has agreed to provide PICCSI some assistance through their Direct Aid Program (DAP). The assistance will help with our cervical cancer screening and treatment programme in the Western Division of Fiji in August 2018.
The purpose of Australian Aid is to promote Australia’s national interests by contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.
It pursues this purpose by focusing on two development outcomes: supporting private sector development and strengthening human development.