KENYA: HEALTH NGO TARGETS FOUR MILLION WOMEN FOR CANCER SCREENING BY 2027
Last Updated on February 28, 2023 by Grace Amos
- Kilele Health initiative to reach four million women and girls by 2027.
- The health NGO seeks to collaborate with partners to continue the HPV vaccination and screening campaign.
A Kenyan health NGO, Kilele Health Association has launched an initiative to reach four million women and girls by 2027 in an effort to eradicate cervical cancer in Kenya.
The Charity collaborates with cancer survivors and their caregivers to solve quality-of-life issues, as the government’s ambition to reach the 90-70-90 cervical cancer elimination targets is supported by this initiative.
This indicates that the HPV vaccine has been administered to at least 90% of girls in the nation between the ages of nine and fourteen, with 70% of women between the ages of 35 and 45 being screened, and 90% of those who have abnormalities are treated.
With this initiative, Kilele Health seeks to collaborate with partners to continue the HPV vaccination and screening campaign.
This will be accomplished through community involvement, HPV vaccination, screening outreach, resource mobimobilization advocacy, and monitoring and assessment of set goals achieved, according to Benda Kithaka, Executive Director of Kilele Health.
The proposed initiative is to be attained between January 2023 and December 2027.
Head of the Kenyan Ministry’s National Cancer Control Programme, Mary Nyangasi said that although there is a high level of awareness against cervical cancer, women do not seek screenings.