– The free medical camp will be held on Friday, September 27 at Lumakanda Primary School in Kakamega County
– Co-op Bank has set aside KSh 10 million which will be used in financing the medical campaigns across the country
– Among health conditions set to be screened include; breast, prostate and cervical cancer, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI)
– The drive seeks to increase rate at which the diseases are prevented and also have them treated at an early stage if detected
The recent surge of cancer-related health challenges facing the country has brought to the fore the need to ramp-up early cancer screening campaigns to help identify in good time cases where early intervention can help.
It is in this spirit that the Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Co-operative Bank and other partners has drawn out a countrywide program of Free Cancer Screening Camps.
These camps will see Kenyans get free screening for key lifestyle disease conditions that continue to ravage families including cancer, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and related health needs.
The next Free Cancer Screening Camp will be held on Friday, September 27 at Lumakanda Primary School in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County.
It will be hosted by the Beth Mugo Foundation in collaboration with the Co-operative Bank, the Kakamega county Government and other partners.
Everyone in Kakamega and beyond is invited to come for the free cancer screening.
This Kakamega event is the second one following the first held in Kisumu in January 2019 at which hundreds of residents received free cancer screening and related medical advice.
Co-op Bank has earmarked KSh 10 million to be applied over five years on the Prevention of Cancer campaign, and looks forward to support the free cancer screening camps in all counties.
The lender will support the Free Cancer Screening Campaign alongside other worthy causes that the bank continues to support, for instance, the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Initiative on child and maternal health.
Others are the School Fees Bursary Program that has supported over 6,900 gifted but needy students, and capacity-building in the over 15 million-member co-operative movement under the Co-op Bank Foundation.
“We appeal to other corporate institutions and Kenyans of goodwill to join hands and create a movement around the importance of early screening and testing for the key health challenges such as cancer and diabetes that continue to ravage our families causing untold misery mainly due to very late diagnosis,” said Gideon Muriuki.
Muriuki is the Group Managing Director and CEO Co-operative Bank.
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