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A New Chemotherapy Centre Opened in Kenya.

a new chemotherapy centre opened in kenya



Cancer has being a killer disease in recent time because of the lives of people it has claimed. In Kenya, there are many people who are suffering from cancer and because they cannot afford treatment, majority die while others are managed with palliative care in the hospital setup while others are taken hospices for continue management of relieving pain.

The treatment of cancer has become a challenge to the government of Kenya because the government cannot be able to purchase the machines required for cancer treatment. The drugs used to treatment cancer are also expensive and many people cannot be able to raise those cash money required to buy such drugs. There are three main modalities used for management of cancer and they include:

  • Surgery.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy.

In an effort of fighting cancer in Kenya, Aga Khan Hospital in Kenya has launched a new facility for chemotherapy in Mombasa County. This means that, the people from coastal region (especially from Mombasa County) can now easily access the services (treatment of cancer). This facility is placed in Aga Khan hospital in Mombasa town and was launched on May 28, 2014 in the presence of the governor of Mombasa county; Hassan Joho who welcomed the idea and thanked the hospital.

The new chemotherapy facility in Mombasa Aga Khan will offer all the services (medication, nutrition therapy, and counselling therapy and consultancy services) for cancer patient for an affordable fee of Kshs.15, 000. They will refer cancer patient to Nairobi Aga Khan Hospital in case of any complication or if it is necessary.

The government of Mombasa has promised to dedicate Kshs.1.2 billion to health sector for management of cancer and training of health care providers but mainly concentrating on oncologist because there are a few of them in Kenya.

Some people may wonder what is chemotherapy and radiotherapy because they have heard of surgery and even some of them went through it. Chemotherapy simply means use of drugs to treat cancer while radiotherapy is the use of radiations to treat cancer.

Since a new centre has been open in Mombasa, it is now upon the residents of Mombasa County and its surrounding to make maximum use of this centre by going for frequent medical checkups and for further advice on ways of preventing cancer disease.

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Emerging from the athletic heartland of Rift Valley, Eka Kaoo was destined to have a relationship with sports. However, instead of lacing up running shoes, Eka picked up a pen, weaving narratives around the athletes who brought pride to Kenya.

Growing up, Eka was deeply inspired by the marathoners and middle-distance runners from his region, often finding himself amidst training camps and local races, absorbing stories of dedication, sweat, and sheer willpower.

Eka pursued his passion academically at a renowned university in Kenya, specializing in Sports Journalism. This formal education, combined with his intrinsic understanding of the Kenyan sporting ethos, allowed him to produce articles that resonated deeply with readers. His pieces, rich with local anecdotes and broad insights, began to get attention both within the university and in the national press.

Upon graduation, Eka became a sought-after name in sports journalism. His writings, spanning across various sports but with a soft corner for track and field, offered a fresh perspective, blending personal athlete stories with technical analyses.

Eka Kaoo's articles soon began appearing in international sports magazines and journals, elevating him to the status of an ambassador for Kenyan sports on the global stage. He covered major events like the Olympics and the World Championships, consistently providing readers with unique, Kenya-centric viewpoints.

Beyond his journalistic endeavors, Eka has been instrumental in organizing grassroots sports events in Kenya, aiming to unearth hidden talents and provide them with a platform to shine.

Today, as one of the leading voices in sports journalism in Africa, Eka Kaoo continues to champion the stories of athletes, always reminding the world of the heart, soul, and spirit of Kenyan sports.

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