Launch of National Guidelines for Cancer Management
On November 6, 2013, the Kenya ministry of health launched cancer management guidelines. Prior to the guidelines, cancer prevention and treatment had been addressed in divergent ways by the few physicians and practitioners, most of whom are not prepared to handle these challenges. Resources, human, financial and facilities, added to the challenges of cancer management as they highly limited with few qualified cancer physicians and allied health care professionals.
The cancer management guidelines were announced at a media event by Cabinet Secretary of Health , Dr. John Chimubwa - Chief of Party, Health Commodities and Services Management program.