REPUBLIC OF KENYA

CS of Health witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of understanding.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki,the PS Peter Tum and other dignitaries witness as Dow Wilson the CEO of Varian and Dr Swarup Mishra of Mediheal exchange documents after signing an MOU for establishment of radiotherapy services.

Nairobi, KENYA June 29, 2018 – The Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki, today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of understanding  between Varian Medical Systems of the U.S.A and Mediheal Hospital and  reiterated the government commitment to provide the requisite stewardship in responding to the growing burden of cancer and other NCDs.
The CS who was accompanied by the Health Principal Secretary Eng. Peter Tum disclosed that the Ministry of Health is exploring affordable and sustainable mechanisms of scaling up access to preventive and curative services for cancer and NCDs.
“In the current financial year we have procured a radiotherapy machine for Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital that will expand access to radiotherapy treatment across the Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western regions and we are also setting up 8 chemotherapy units across the country to further decentralize oncology care in Kenya,” the CS disclosed.
She said the ministry is implementing the National Cancer Control Strategy 2017-2022 which prioritizes screening and early detection, timely diagnosis, greater access to treatment and monitoring.