The team from Fiji and Australia have arrived in Papua New Guinea for the first-ever 10,000 Toes Wellness Summit to be held at Pacific Adventist University (PAU) which will reignite the turn on diabetes after delays due to COVID-19. The three-day summit starts Friday 21st October 2022, with Health Expo training on Sunday and then a Community Health Check in the afternoon. George Kwong, Regional Health Director and Pro Lohi Matainaho, Vice-Chancellor of PAU (pictured) are leading the 10,000 Toes team and are excited to meet with the representatives and community in Papua New Guinea to discuss ways to make a positive impact on their health.
Following the three-day Summit, there will be further training of our Lead Ambassadors of the 10,000 Toes Campaign in two intervention programs. The Behaviour Change program and the Live More Abundantly Program will run for 5 days and will equip our leaders with tools that will form part of the rollout of the Campaign. The aim of this week is to provide the skills that will enable Wellness Hubs to be set up when the Lead Ambassadors return to their locations.
10,000 Toes have been planning this event in Papua New Guinea for a long time and are thrilled to take the important health message to the community. Papua New Guinea is one of ten countries in the South Pacific where our campaign is helping the fight against diabetes.
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