New Cancer Clinic Opened At Kapsabet County Referral Hospital

Kapsabet County Referral Hospital (KCRH) now has a special cancer clinic, courtesy of several partners among them the County First Ladies’ Association (CFLA).

Nandi County First Lady Sheila Sang commissioned the Clinic at a ceremony attended by 12 First Ladies led by their Chairperson Maria Mbeneka, the First Lady of Laikipia County.

It became the 12th county to launch the Empower Clinic, in an initiative that was started in the country in June last year, being among the 8 counties to Pilot Early Cancer Detection and Treatment Project.

County first ladies are leading in the awareness of the menace and urging people to go for cancer screening.

The County boss, Governor Sang, while welcoming County First Ladies’ Association (CFLA), urged residents to make good use of the upgraded facilities at the hospital.

The oncology clinic will screen breast, cervical, and prostate cancers. The Nandi County First Lady Sheila said this is a move geared towards the attainment of universal healthcare in the county, by introducing such milestone support structures like the Empower Project.

The launch of the clinic, which is now inside Kapsabet County and Referral Hospital, shows the commitment of the county government to provide quality healthcare for all its netizens.

Deputy Governor Yulita Cheruiyot who spoke during the event noted that the Empower Project will enable the county to do better screening and provide other medical services, adding that the county is moving its focus more on preventive and promotive health services to save on millions of shillings spent on curing preventable diseases.

The County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health Ruth Koech on her part said early detection of cancer has saved so many lives and urged the women to go for routine checkups and make it a norm to tag along with their elderly persons for all types of cancer.

Among the donations made to the clinic from National Cancer Control Program are, 1800 speculums, a thermocoagulation, a lip machine, biopsy guns, and pap kits.

The project is a result of partnership efforts of the County First Ladies’ Association (CFLA), office of the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya through Beyond Zero Campaign, Africa Cancer Foundation, National Cancer Control Program, International Cancer Institute, Women 4 Cancer and ROCHE.

EMPOWER is an acronym standing for Enabling and Motivating Partnerships Owned by Women Who Engage and Reclaim their lives.

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