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Kenya Cancer Association (KENCASA)

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It’s the leading national voluntary run nonprofit making organization in Kenya established in 1995 after Cancer emerged as a leading cause of death in the country. Its main headquarters is Located in Nairobi at the National Nurse Association complex. Some of the functions of the association include:

  • To raise public awareness on Cancer and prevention and early detection

  • Mobilize and lobby stakeholders to prioritize cancer in their programs.

  • To ensure high quality cancer care in Kenya

  • Research and patient support of people affected by Cancer

  • Advocacy in all Cancer related issues.

KENCASA has also involved in a number of pioneering work in the areas of Cancer. Some of the achievements of Kenya Cancer include;

  • Establishment of the children’s Cancer ward in major hospitals in Kenya, like in Kenyatta National Hospital.

  • Kenya Cancer has also been involved in numerous screening and cancer awareness activities in the country over the past years

  • The biggest achievement perhaps was the initiating, developing with experts and government ministries for the National Cancer Control Act that was signed into law by the Kenyan president in 2012.

To get in contact with the Kenya Cancer Association to volunteer, donate or visit Cancer patients all over Kenya one can call +254 20 267 7319/+254 717 666 044 or else if you want to know more about the Cancer Association you can visit their website [email protected]

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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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