REPUBLIC OF KENYA

CS Sicily holds Christmas festival for children at KNH cancer ward. Nairobi, KENYA December 23, 2018

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki cuts a cake with children during a Christmas party for Kenyatta National Hospital oncology patients, when she visited the hospital and wished them quick recovery and merry Christmas.

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki holds two children during a Christmas party for Kenyatta National Hospital oncology patients, when she visited the hospital and wished them quick recovery and merry Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki celebrating merry Christmas with children during a Christmas party for Kenyatta National Hospital oncology patients, when she visited the hospital and wished them quick recovery and merry Christmas .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki today spend the day at Kenyatta National Hospital with children from the cancer ward to mark the joy of christmas⁠. The CS said Christmas is a season to wish one another joy and love and peace particularly with children suffering from cancer.

“Spending time with children gives me joy,” she said after sharing a Christmas cake with the children and having fun.

 

Our focus is quality of care for cancer patients and reduction of cancer cases through early screening, she noted.

She observed that health is a matter of life and death and everyone must do their best to give hope to the sick.

She noted that  the government is committed to invest more in cancer and non communicable diseases and shall utilize resources optimally to support decentralization of cancer treatment countrywide.

“Every family is affected by cancer in one way or another and my passion is to equip health centers to support cancer screening,” she said.

The CS commended KNH for bearing the most burden of cancer referrals from 47 counties and urged them to utilize resources better.

“You have done well in terms of expansion and management of cancer services in Kenya and lam happy with your work,” she argued.

Currently, KNH is supporting oncology services in Nyeri and Eldoret counties and has also identified Kisii and Meru for further collaboration to handle cancer burden in the country.

“Our goal is to ensure treatment is available to all Kenyans at an affordable rate,” KNH CEO Dr. Mutie said.

The CS wished the children a quick recovery and a merry Christmas.

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