Nearly 10 million people, one in 6 people lost their lives to cancer, World Health Organization reports. In Kenya cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death after infectious and cardiovascular diseases. Attributing to 27 000 deaths with about 42 000 new cancer cases reported yearly, according to the National Cancer Taskforce.
In a move to curb the burden of cancer in the country, Kenya Medical Training College on Tuesday received new cancer equipment; cryotherapy and thermoablation to not only help in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer but also training and research.
“This strategy recognizes prevention screening and early detection as cost-effective time interventions. Which, if successfully implemented will greatly reduce the burden of the disease.” Dr. Patrick Amoth – Director-General of Health said.