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So far KENCO has created 12 blog entries.

Experts caution public against unauthorised cancer screening tests

Stakeholders in the medical industry have raised alarm over the use of unproven screening methods by healthcare facilities to detect cancer. According to the experts, some of the tests being used are not in line with standard guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). “While the hospitals are [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:12:25+00:00 October 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Cancer crisis looms in counties as disease hits remote villages

Cancer organisations have raised the alarm over the lack of treatment centres in counties, yet the disease is increasingly moving away from urban centres. Hospitals in Nairobi have invested heavily in cancer machines, but other regions have been largely ignored. David Makumi, chairman of Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations (Kenco), says the government announced about [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:15:27+00:00 October 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Media Relations

KENCO as an umbrella organization continues to enjoy a good working relationship with the media.  Both print and electronic journalists continue to seek KENCO’s position on various issues such as the doctors and nurses strike, cancer financing and disease specific information.  KENCO has issued a number of press releases. The Health Journalists Roundtable: In recognition [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:10:26+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

World Cancer Day 2017

KENCO alongside the Ministry of Health and the Nairobi County Government jointly held World Cancer Day celebrations in Nairobi County on 4th February 2017. This year’s theme was “We can, I can” and the focus was on directly engaging the public with cancer information. The event, dubbed “taking cancer to the streets” was celebrated at [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:11:48+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Fafanuka Mobile Platform

Fafanuka is an integrated mobile platform by Safaricom that seeks to avail information on Non-Communicable Diseases under the auspices of NCDAK using a USSD code.  The first phase focuses on Epilepsy, Cardio-Vascular disease, Diabetes and Cancer and Health promotion. The project was piloted in May this year using employees of Safaricom in Nairobi, Thika and [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:13:57+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Launch of Cancer Control Strategies

KENCO has played a significant role in the National Cancer Control Strategy 2017 – 2022 which was launched on 7th July 2017 at Radisson Blu. The vice chair delivered a speech emphasizing civil society role in ensuring its implementation. KENCO had been involved from the early stages of planning participating in the 17th January 2017 stakeholder meeting [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:15:42+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Cancer IEC Materials Training

The launch of the Cancer IEC materials was followed by an IEC cancer materials training on 3rdMarch 2017 with participants from public hospitals and KENCO member organizations directly handling cancer patients participating. The training entailed power point presentations, interactive group work, group presentations and role play. 43 participants represented 10 counties. The training ensured the [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:19:47+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Tobacco giant fights Kenya’s anti-smoking laws

One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter. Health groups in Kenya say that international firms' fight against regulations show that they are more worried about profits than protecting the public. Read the full article

By | 2017-11-16T14:18:46+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Global drug firms sign deal to cut cost of cancer medicines

Two global drug manufacturers, Pfizer and Cipla, have signed a deal that will see Kenyans buy a range of up to 16 cancer drugs at half the market price. The partnership is backed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). The deal will see an increase in access to [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:20:26+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments