L/stone regatta to encompass cervical cancer talk

THE fight against cervical cancer is no longer an issue for the government only as non-governmental organisations and other private sector entities have joined the fight.

This was evidenced by the decision by the Zambezi Boat Club in Livingstone, the custodian of the famous annual regatta, pledged to join the fight with the announcement of the 2013 Regatta.

Club president Joseph Mumbi disclosed in Livingstone during a press briefing that this year’s Regatta slatted for this weekend would be held under the theme “Rowing against Cervical Cancer”.

Mumbi said that cervical cancer was one of the health concerns that had attracted the nation’s attention.

“We acknowledge the effort the government and non-governmental organisations have taken to mitigate the impact of cervical cancer on our community. Measures include immunisation of girls against the human papilloma virus, and sensitisation and early detection awareness.

As a club we would like to add our voice to this effort by taking advantage of the interest the public has in the Livingstone Regatta,  to proclaim the awareness messages and enable on-site counseling and screening in collaboration with the various  service providers,” Mumbi said.

The club president said that the objective of the regatta was to showcase rowing skills, provide the public with aquatic entertainment on the majestic and Mighty Zambezi River and to foster business and social interaction and expose attractions to the local tourist.