March 8 was International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day was adopted by the United Nations in 1975 as part of International Women’s Year. Each International Women’s Day has a theme. The 2019 theme is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.
As part of International Women’s Day 2019, Catholic Ladies College (CLC) was kind enough to invite former CLC students Nicola Fitzgerald and Kathryn FitzGerald of the Pacific Island Cervical Cancer Screening Initiative (PICCSI) to address the student body.
PICCSI addresses the 2019 theme ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change‘:
- PICCSI improves health equality for women in our Pacific region.
- PICCSI utilizes smart infrastructure such as portable, instantaneous testing and on-the-spot treatment for women in remote areas.
- PICCSI is testing the efficacy of self-collected samples: an innovation that may allow patients to collect their own cervical samples without compromising cancer detection.
PICCSI would like to thank CLC for inviting Nicola and Kathryn to speak at International Women’s Day 2019.