CHAI pledges SH450M to halt cancer deaths in the country Nairobi, KENYA July 10, 2019







Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), has pledged Ksh 450M to support the Ministry of Health  through a cancer screening and treatment programme in the next 2 ½ years.

Today CHAI, Vice President, East and Southern Africa, Mr. Gerald Macharia met with the Principal Secretary (PS) for Health, Susan Mochache to explore the strategies for halting cancer deaths in the country.

The programme aims to scale up both primary and secondary cancer prevention in the country.

The PS welcomed the move noting that cancer is among the leading causes of deaths in Kenya and that reversing cancer deaths will be a big win for the Universal Health Coverage(UHC), goal.

CHAI is also spearheading the Kenya Pediatric Fellowship Program through which 141 specialists in pediatric, maternal and newborn health will be trained.

The program which is expected to Kick off in September 2019, will be implemented through strategic partnerships with learning Institutions with the aim of bridging the gap in paedetric sub-specialties in public hospitals to increase access to quality specialized care.

CHAI has a long history of support to the ministry in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning, HIV care and treatment, vaccines, assistive technology and vaccines.

The PS appreciated the support and assured of the Ministry’s support in the implementation of the programs.