Olivier Cressmann (right) introduced the Club of Companies Committed to Fighting Cancer, along with Natasha Helme and Dr. Pierre Kato, President and Vice-Chairman of the Polynesian Committee for Cancer Control League, and Tiannini Timatahotua, Director of the Cancer Institute. © Anne-Laurie Geoffroy
TAHITI, March 14, 2023 – The economist wants to get involved in the fight against cancer. The Corporate Club Against Cancer has just been created and offers its members to raise awareness among their employees about the problem, but also to promote their screening. The goal: to contribute to the well-being of employees by accelerating their care, while reducing the country’s health spending.
The League Against Cancer Companies Club officially launched it, Tuesday, during a presentation to the media. Its purpose is to bring the economic world closer to the health world by allowing member companies to participate in the fight against all forms of cancer. Because when employees get sick, the whole company suffers. “With the scourge of cancer, the company is affected first in terms of the sensitivity of its employees, because it is a shock to everyone, and then the sick employee is a skill that is lacking.” explains Olivier Cressmann, President of the Corporate Club Against Cancer.
The work of the Institutional Cancer Control Club revolves around two aspects: prevention and information on the one hand, and screening on the other. For the first part, reviewers within companies will regularly receive a newsletter with information compiled with the help of the Cancer Institute, which they can then distribute to company employees. With the desire expressed by the various partners of this initiative that the information be circulated later between families and friends. To launch it, priority work was given to information related to the fight against breast cancer, as it is the number one cancer in women and the most common in fenua, affecting a woman in the tenth.
Another strong corporate commitment: screening. Because in Polynesia, detection of crabs is still very small. Again, this is particularly the case with breast cancer. In effect, in metropolitan areas, 87% of all cancers in the same country, as well as almost 55% in Polynesia, are the same as the layers of women whose font is depopulated against the tiers of metropolitan areas, as well as what the depistage is as a part of. 50 years old. So club companies undertake to let their employees go and take tests during their working hours. Companies whose employees wish to be tested will contact the club, which will be responsible for establishing a link with health professionals, in complete anonymity for employees, in order to facilitate scheduling appointments. This approach will then be extended, particularly in terms of information, to other cancers from the second half of the year, particularly colorectal cancers. But in the meantime, if the employee wishes to be screened for this type of cancer, “Obviously the company is going to play the game,” Olivier Chrismann confirms.