By Our Reporter
Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Co-operative Bank and other partners has drawn out a countrywide programme of Free Cancer Screening Camps where Kenyans can get free screening for the key lifestyle disease conditions that continue to ravage families including cancer, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and related health needs.
The Co-operative Bank has set aside Sh 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 of Kenya.
The Co-operative Bank will support the Free Cancer Screening Campaign alongside other worthy causes that the bank continues to support that include the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Initiative on child and maternal health, the School Fees Bursary Program that has supported over 6,900 needy students, and capacity-building in the over 15 million-member co-operative movement under the Co-operative 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 Group Managing Director and CEO Co-operative Bank, Dr Gideon Muriuki.
A Free Cancer Screening Camp was held in September 2019 at Lumakanda Primary School in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County.