Health Education Campaign: “Mama You First” Launched

An oral health education campaign called ‘Mum You First’ was launched at the St. John’s Gerehu Hospital in Port Moresby yesterday.

This campaign motivates mothers to be role models for their children, by brushing their teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes. This campaign will run from the month of May and June, and is sponsored by Colgate Palmolive PNG Limited, and NCD Health Services.


The campaign called “Mum you first”, will be carried out in the next two months, in ten selected maternal and child health clinics in NCD. It’s designed to motivate mothers, to be a role model of brushing teeth twice a day, for two minutes, using the best oral care products. By doing so, mothers will encourage their children, at an early age, to brush their teen twice a day, to prevent oral mouth diseases.


Colgate Palmolive Customer Marketing Manager, Rhoda Mojica, said during the last Colgate’s Oral Health Campaigns conducted around the country, they observed that many people have unhealthy teeth and gums that require medical treatment.


Health Department Deputy Secretary, Dr Paison Dakulala, said the mouth is the door way to our health, and we have to look after our teeth, gums and tongue.


Chief Dentist, Dr Matupi Apaio, said many dental and oral health problems are related to Betel nut chewing. Dr Dakulala cut the ribbon to launch this ‘Mum You First’ campaign.

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