REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Renewed optimism as stakeholders in the fight against cancer gather in Naivasha

Stakeholders in the fight against cancer remain upbeat that the country is on the right trajectory amid enhanced efforts to address the health challenge.

Speaking in Naivasha at the start of a two day National Cancer stakeholders’ retreat, COG Health committee chair, and also the Kisumu Governor, Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o said the country has witnessed intensified efforts aimed at addressing the challenge even as he called for more investment and enhanced collaboration with the private sector.

“There is a major role for all of us in placing preventive health as a central Pillar to our health services, cancer included. Let us focus on the new UHC and NHIF and see how they can work together to support primary healthcare to deal conclusively with cancer.” Observed the Kisumu Governor.