World Cancer Day at Afya House

Today was a monumental event — governmental and non-governmental partners collaborated to create a cancer awareness and screening event for MOH staff and families, complete with high-level talks, cancer victors’ encouraging words, commitment from Miss World Kenya, and hard, hard work from volunteer medical volunteers who followed over 400 patients through NCD, cervical, breast and prostate cancer screenings.

Special thanks to:

Ministry of Health

Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO)

Friends of KENCO

Medical Society for Action

Highlands Mineral Water Co. Ltd.

National Public Health Lab Services – Oncology Lab

Aga Khan University Hospital

Kenya Commercial Bank

Astra Zeneca

Meal and entertainment service providers

And, to all of the screening participants and special guests!


World Cancer Day Media Breakfast

Today the Ministry of Health hosted a media breakfast in preparation for World Cancer Day (Feb 4th).  Speakers included the Cabinet Secretary, the Principal Secretary, various technical staff from the Ministry/KNH, the civil society community, Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Commercial Bank, Miss World Kenya and friends from the Media.  Here are some snapshots from the event:

World Cancer Day events are rolling!


Schedule of World Cancer Day Events

Mon Jan 27th 8am: Citizen TV Power Breakfast with Dr. Chite (MTRH/AMPATH) and Dan Obura (survivor)

Wed Jan 29th: KTN Morning Express

Wed Jan 29th: Ministry of Health Media Breakfast

Fri Jan 31st: Ministry of Health Cancer Screening, Afya House, 9am-4pm

Mon Feb 3rd: Chamgei FM with Mr. Micah Kisoo, Chief Clinical Office-MOH; Chepng’etich Sambu, Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor

Tues Feb 4th: National World Cancer Day event in Eldoret

Tues Feb 4th: Kenya Medical Association media breakfast, Nairobi

Fri Feb 7th: Astra Zeneca Pambazuka breast cancer clinician training, Nairobi

Updated World Cancer Day 2014 Events


Nine days to Afya House Screening Event:

Friday, January 31st, 9am-4pm, Afya House

Cancer awareness talks, breast and cervical (VIA) screenings, NCD screenings (BP, blood sugar, BMI, etc)

Hosted by: Ministry of Health, KENCO, Medical Society for Action, Aga Khan University Hospital

Special Guests: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health; Miss World Kenya 2013

** MC — Cindy Ogana — Hot 96 FM — just confirmed **

13 Days to National World Cancer Day Commemoration:

Tuesday, February 4th, Eldoret Sports Club, Eldoret

Other Events:

Ministry of Health Media Breakfast, Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi [Jan 28th]

Community Health Worker Training in Kisumu [Feb 2-3]

Media campaign – TV and Radio shows

Kenya Medical Association events

Follow the updates:

World Cancer Day Kenya Facebook Page

World Cancer Day Website