KENCO together with the American Cancer Society and the Ministry of Health launched the IEC cancer education materials during a breakfast event on January 31st at Silver Springs Hotel. The Cabinet Secretary for Health Dr. Cleopa Mailu was present to launch the materials ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4. Amongst those present were representatives from the National Cancer Institute, the Health Promotion Unit, the American Cancer Society, the US National Cancer Institute, Kenyatta National Hospital, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, KENCO member organizations among others. The event was also captured by various press such as the Daily nation: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Ministry-launches-information-on-cancer/1056-3793756-hyetrnz/
The launch ensured the materials were formally unveiled by the Ministry of Health and KENCO and were made available for use by the relevant stakeholders including government hospitals and civil society involved in patient support and cancer education.