Globeathon 2017

Time To Step Up

Globeathon is a movement by people from all over the world working to raise awareness for, and ultimately increase early detection and prevention of gynaecological cancers.globeathon2017

Globeathon Kenya is hosted by Women 4 Cancer since 2013. Our cancer walk embodies the passion, strength, action and voice needed to make a difference in Kenya!

On Sunday, 1st October 2017, at Karura Forest. People from all over Kenya will be walking to #BeatCancerKE. In its 5th Year running, we are targeting 2,000 Participants from across Kenya. Buy a T-shirt at Kshs. 1000/- Adults, and 800/- for Children.

This year alone, more than 38,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Kenya. We invite you to join thousands others on this journey as we walk to raise funds to facilitate cancer screening for 1Million women in rural Kenya.

STEP UP! For the women that we love. Raising funds and awareness will bring us one step closer to our goal.

Every sponsor counts. Every team counts. Every person counts. Every shilling counts. Every Step Counts. With only Kshs. 1000/-, you can make a difference.

N/B: Walk collection material is at all Lancet Kenya branches.

REGISTER HERE

 

Cancer Awareness Walk and Screening at Queen of Apostles Thika Road

Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya (CACK) have organized a Cancer Awareness and Screening event at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church Opposite Safaripark Hotel on Saturday 19th November 2016 from 7.00am. The event will involve;
1) Cancer Awareness Walk along the Superhighway
2) Free Screening for reproductive Cancers (Cervical, Prostate and Breast).
3) Cancer education and nutritional talks.
4) Cancer survivors counseling and support.
5) Vitals Checkups (Blood pressure, BMI)
6) Other diseases checkup and diagnosis (ENT, Dental, Lab tests)

There are a number of possible ways that you can show support for this event; by providing us with financial, material, personnel or volunteer support of your time or expertise, or provide facilities for screening and testing. Please contact Margaret on 0722809878, Boniface on 0722990604 or Email: info@cackenya.org

KENCANSA Calls on Striking Nurses and Other Stakeholders to Solve Crisis

STATEMENT from the Executive Director Deborah Olwal – Modi.                                                                                        By Kencasa
Alive to the ongoing Nurses Strike in the country, aware of the critical and very significant role that nurses play in the healthcare systems, concerned about the dialogue and negotiations of the nurses, national government and the council of governors, saddened by the pain and suffering of many patients across the country, the Kenya Cancer Association[1] (KENCANSA) wishes to call upon the nurses, the national government and the council of governors to awake to the plight, pain and suffering of patients in our hospitals.

Cognizant of the nurses’ demands and the position of the national government and council of governors. KENCANSA calls upon all stakeholders to think of the patients first and remember that the patients are the most important constituents in the healthcare system. Without patients there is no healthcare cause. Without patients, there is no meaning to healthcare. Patients are the center of Healthcare.

Noting that patients have historically borne the brunt of such industrial action and stalemates, we cannot afford to take patients down that path again. Doctors may prescribe medication and do much but the efficient health systems need the nurses. Administering critical medicine like chemotherapy for example with cancer patients cannot happen without nurses. We do appreciate the very important role that nurses have played in improving the healthcare system and cannot downplay their contribution in making a difference in the lives of many Kenyans and their families.

We are still recovering from the effects of the doctors’ strike and disrupting patients’ treatment cycles will affect the journey towards optimum health and recovery for patients. For Patients Sake, we call for expedited talks among the nurses, the national government and council of governors. Let us not add pain and suffering to the patients. We commend the nurses at the Kenyatta National Hospital for continuing to offer their services during this period but they risk being overwhelmed if the strike is not addressed quickly.